When I became a mom for the third time life changed, tremendously. I could tell you that everything was great and having a new baby in my life was magical - but I would be lying. The stress of having a tween daughter, a school aged son and a new born made me reach for whatever food was in front of me, not a great habit to be sharing with my young family.
I changed that when I realized that life will not ever be perfect and that if I don't change my ways of thinking of me first then the people I love and care for most will suffer right along with me.
Regardless of what is going on in your life, I don't want you to use food as a release from stress or to make yourself feel better. Eating right and fitting in a good workout will ultimately make you feel better than trying to solve emotional problems by eating. At the end of the day, life sometimes just sucks in a way that can't be reasoned with or rationalized. Emotional eating is not the answer - the key is to take care of yourself with a strategy that is life-affirming, not self-destructive. To succeed in the weight-loss game, you have to establish healthier patterns.
Some of the ways to succeed is to make plans. Plan to eat properly. Plan your weekly meals. Plan your workouts.
Make promises to yourself and short term goals. Long term goals are far away and you want something to strive for today. Think of something you want to accomplish but make it specific. For example one of your short term goals can be as simple as "this week I will walk outside for 20 minutes everyday". And at the end of the week give yourself a reward for accomplishing your goal. Go to the movies, buy a book, download a song. When you reach bigger milestones then strive for bigger rewards, spa days, a weekend away, etc. Rewards and planning will keep your mind in a positive light, keeping you away from the pantry and refrigerator.
Good Luck and remember to always live from the Inside Out!
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