Ok so I am the worlds worst at following any diet plan at all!!! I tried to follow the diet on the app the other week and I didn't even do it. I feel like a horrible inspiration, or am I just being human? It's hard I think because of the holidays and everything else in between that. I am legit busy, here's a snapshot: I am helping take care of my elderly mom (she needs help bathing, fixing her food and drinks, going to the bathroom, walking with assistance of one, I'm basically a homemaker and still a CNA), clean her house, do dishes, cook, laundry, do the grocery shopping, pick up medicine, homeschooling 2 awesome kids, and chasing around an adorable 2 year old son.
So that's where I stand, its far from an excuse as to why I don't exercise, you would think I would be getting exercise chasing my son around. I do, and I average about 1000 or so steps. I stay constantly busy but with the holidays......yeah you know what I mean. It's next to impossible to do. I need a little help, a little boost, or maybe some encouragement from the outside world here.
Yeah, I haven't gotten myself out there on social media yet. The courage in me is low, but what do I have to lose anyway for doing that? Not a whole lot. Maybe if I do some body strengthening exercises while I'm watching tv that might help, since I've started working from home I noticed a huge difference in my body strength. Not good. Or I could set an alarm on my phone to take time out and do some planks, burpees, etc. on that app. I mean 15 minutes or so worth of exercise....I can handle that. It's just getting into the habit and watching what I eat.
A big part of me says to wait until after the holidays to even attempt to diet because my mom wants me to help make cookies, candy, and all that yum stuff to give out as presents for Christmas which is always fun making. My cousin wants me to cater some food for our local 911 emergency call center and for our local first responders who I respect completely. Not only that, they have helped my family a lot this year alone, not just mine but many, many others as well. This is where I'm itching to make my famous cinnamon rolls for them too, heck why not.
So yeah, that's where I stand. I'm gonna keep trying though, change is one day at a time. Little changes here and there add up to a big difference in time. Just cause I can't stick to something I'm not giving up. When I lost weight the last time, to be honest I started cutting back on carbs and not eating as much and my job was physical as well as strength building as well so it was kinda effortless on my part. Like my cousin's hubby said I need weights and stuff to use so I get some sort of workouts in, be it strength training or whatever. He's muscular yet slim so yeah, he knows what he's talking about.