I have only myself to blame.
I wish I could cast the my finger in the direction of others and put the responsibility in their hands.
I wish I could play the victim and say I had no choice. It was all because of the circumstances.
I wish I could make excuses and be the martyr where everyone would shake their heads in agreement that this was the way it had to be and wasn't I amazing for handling it with grace?
But I have to be completely honest with you, forget all the wishing, and come clean.
My eating habits have been horrid lately. I can't even begin to tell you how bad they've been, but when my husband even cocks his head at me and looks at me in bewilderment, then I know things are bad.
He's been giving me that look quite a bit lately.
I could go down the road and write about all the poor food choices I've been making, but what good does that do? Beating myself up or getting down on myself isn't my style.
Picking myself up, dusting myself off, and hitting the reset button. Now that sounds more like me.
We all have different ways of taking care of ourselves and I'm not a nutritionist or dietician, so take what I'm doing with a grain of salt. The key to being successful with anything we do is to not overwhelm ourselves, pick 3-5 changes, and go one day at a time. I'm also not a fan of the quick fix, detox, cleanse, etc. No judging on those who are successful with it. It's just not for me.
With those disclaimers out of the way, here is how I'm going to attack April with my eating habits:
1. Cut back on coffee. YIKES! I'm an elementary school counselor, so this one scares me a bit for the sake of the children. However, I've noticed how much I drink and it's way too much. I've also noticed I haven't really enjoyed it as much lately.
2. Replace coffee with tea. I enjoy tea anyway, and so it's a great alternative.
3. Take a B12 supplement. My doctor has been after me for awhile to get on a B12 regimen and I've been flat out refusing. I suppose I should give it a shot. She does seem to know what she's doing. :)
4. Get back to eating at least 5 servings of fruits and/or vegetables daily.
5. Plan ahead. That's probably been the biggest downfall to my eating habits. I haven't been planning my meals ahead and so I've been grabbing the nearest thing available when I've been hungry or I've gone out to eat which isn't helping with my spending fast (but that's another story).
So, there it is. I already feel so much better, and now it's time to see what happens in April.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.