What the being in the middle means.....
being ok with not working out 5 days a week - really not feeling bad
- getting in a really good 30 min workout instead of no workout because I only have 30 min
- doing yoga or abs only one day instead of weights, cardio, abs
- taking a nap if I need to
- listening to my body and accepting that pain is there for a reason
- not being a constant calculator - adding up every calorie worrying about the deficit
- Going on vacation and sleeping in a few days instead of working out every morning
- swimming in the pool with my kids playfully - instead of doing laps (as I've often done in the past)
What it doesn't mean....
- adopting unhealthy coping skills (emotional eating)
- not being totally and completely honest with my calorie intake
- going for 5 days without working out at all
- giving up
- being comfortable with being even 1 lb overweight
- Giving up my goals or what I love -- triathlons:)
So with this new found comfort comes a few struggles. I am still struggling to not feel like a slacker but it is getting better. I am still struggling with the Lupus thing - it is a little hard to manage- but I'm trying medication. I am struggling to take off 6lbs - it is not as easy as it was before. The good news is that I am embracing the journey and all the highs and lows that come with it. I do the best I can each day -- by moving as much as possible, making good food decisions, using healthy coping skills and being kind to myself.