I’m 8 pounds lighter and 5 inches smaller than on January 1. I am blown away!
I learned a little while ago that I have to take care of myself if I wanted to be of help to anyone else. Part of that included recognizing sharing the truth about what I could and couldn’t handle on some days. It was not as easy as it sounds and was vital. Burnout led to increased pain and exhaustion along with lost productivity. When I’d get to that point, I’d be no good to anyone, including myself. Sleep was not restful and meds made me foggier than I could handle. Errors at work were harder to catch and the idea of housework made life just too much. All I could do was sleep and work. I hated that and do not want to revisit that schedule or mindset again.
Don’t get me wrong – there are still foggy, painful days, but they don’t last more than a week at a time. I’m so thankful for that.
I am going to go on and on if I don’t move to another topic.
So, February. What are your plans? Any goals? Mine include keeping on the cleaner meal plan with treats on occasion (The Ultimate Portion Fix is my jam) and moving more without pushing so hard that I lose progress. Let me know what you’re up to. I want to hear it!