I Could Beat Myself Up

I really could, and it would be super easy. After all, I fell hard off my goals last week and didn’t adhere to my calorie budget and gained three pounds as a result. Beating myself up and giving up would be incredibly easy.

I’m not going to do that, though.

Here’s the reality of the situation: I’m just now trying to embrace (reembrace?) living a healthy lifestyle and making choices that will guide me towards that lifestyle. I’m going to get distracted from time to time. But that’s not a reason to give up, because a healthy lifestyle isn’t a goal to be reached. It’s a change in the way I live.

So, I’m not beating myself up. Instead, I dusted myself off and walked a little over six miles. Because I wanted to. And I went to Taekwondo, because I wanted to. And I ate within my calorie budget, because I wanted to.

I’ll get there. I just might be taking the scenic route to do it.


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