It’s time to come clean.
I’ve been on a plateau lately because YOU CANNOT LOSE WEIGHT BY WORKING OUT AND EATING CRAP! Period. It just doesn’t happen. I don’t like admitting it to you – or myself – at all. I can’t stand the fact that I’ve been rocking my commitment to fitness and have continued to log my food daily, yet I’m still not fully committed to eating healthy. I’m making poor choices. I’m eating out too often and too much of the wrong foods. It’s better than I used to be, but it’s definitely not where I need to be to lose weight and be healthy.
And I have another confession to make.
You probably know by now that I hate math. When you log food, there’s a little math involved. Not a big deal, really, because my LoseIt app calculates it for me. But when I have to estimate how many calories I’m consuming in foods without a label (like eating at a restaurant), how realistic am I being? It’s really not a math issue at this point… it’s an accountability issue. It’s a matter of being honest and truthful.
I can’t bend the truth when logging my food, then work out and expect the results to be amazing. IT DOESN’T WORK THIS WAY. Calories, fat, and sugars can’t hear my lies or see the numbers I’m logging. They don’t care. They’re going straight to my stomach, hips, thighs, and everywhere else I don’t want them.
In talking about this with a friend today, I questioned why we have to be so stubborn. Why does it take us so long to GET IT? My mom considered me a strong-willed child. And, although I don’t feel like a strong-willed adult, I do see the strong-willed child come out when it comes to food and creating these new, good habits.
So why the inner struggle?
It’s simple. Satan wants to keep me stuck. And the secure, confident, God-trusting adult in me wants to show him he has no power over my life. I don’t want to be a victim of his evil schemes. I don’t want to allow him to steal my joy. I don’t want to give him a reason to laugh at me.
I’m going to get this right!