With everything that happened last week, I am about a week behind in my 6 week challenge. Not awesome, but I'm still working at it.
I haven't been sleeping well, which makes me more tired during the day and, for a few days, I was using the boys' nap time to take a nap myself instead of working out. Add to that the fact that last week was also Thanksgiving... I'm not expecting great results when I weigh-in and measure tomorrow morning. I will still post and share, in an attempt to keep myself honest and focused, but I'm not expecting progress to have been made. That's ok. Sometimes life gets in the way of your goals. Take it one day at a time and focus on the good. I feel my legs getting strong, and my arms don't get tired as quickly carrying around our twenty pound Kylar. Granted, they do still get tired, it takes a little longer than it used to. And he's definitely not getting any smaller!
There is no such thing as "perfect." "Perfect" does not exist. "Perfect" is a lie we tell ourselves.
Some days are hard. Some days I spend too much time seeing other people's progress photos and wishing I looked like that, but then I spend my time eating too much crap and not moving enough. Diet is so much of my problem, that it's actually a little ridiculous. A friend of mine, who runs a health and fitness blog, recently had me honestly document everything I ate for 3 straight days. On one of those days, I ate apple pie for breakfast. Seriously, Mallory? Wtf are you thinking?
Anyway, Andrea reviewed my info and sent me back a ton of helpful tips and suggestions to get me back on track and help me feel more comfortable in my skin. After all, that is the ultimate goal, right? Feeling good and confident in our bodies.
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