Wow it really has been a while since I have blogged. Hold onto your hats because this is a doozy! 😉
I have been struggling with my healthy goals the last 6 months or so. I have gained 20 pounds back. This is infuriating to me. I completely understand How it happened. There is no mystery there. It is simple Math, (God I hate Math) I eat too much and move too little. BAM!
I now believe I am coming to understand the Why.
I have known parts of this for a while now but I believe I am on the verge of a breakthrough…Gods I hope so..sheesh…anyway- There are many things I enjoy. Call them hobbies, interests, or passions. Combine my craving to do them with the fact that I am a mother, wife, & employee with a house to tend to and now 20 pounds to lose and prioritizing becomes a necessity. No surprises there.
There are the things that are a “Given.” You do them no matter what- clean dishes, bathrooms, laundry, pay bills, grocery shop etc. Then there are Priorities. For me right now we are getting the house in order because we want to sell it and move. After the Givens and Priorities you have your Interests. I seem to be only able to do one Interest or pastime at a time. When I do it, I do it with obsessive gusto. So if watching tv is what I fancy I do it for hours, or craft, read, or workout etc.
My disconnect seems to be twofold. One is the fact that my hobbies take over and I make them a Priority. This is a definite no-no but hobbies are enjoyable, refinishing countertops is not. lol The second part of that is I can only do the one hobby at a time. I consider fitness as an Interest or passion. So for instance if I am in reading, or looming, or tv mode, fitness is put on a shelf.
I need to figure out how to do 2 things. The first is to make healthy eating a Given and fitness a Priority. The second this is to be able to have a broader focus. In other words have more than 1 Priority at a time, ie fitness and project “X.” This is a huge trouble spot for me. I seem to be All In or nothing.
Balance Danielson…Balance and a shift in my thinking is what I need.
Pray for me lol