I've struggled with weight gain, hormonal imbalance, and everything that comes with the two paired. I know how hard it can be to take care of your kids, sacrifice sleep, and then worry about life itself. I've said it before and I'll say it again; the laundry is never done, the house never stays clean, and the dishes are always piling up, cooking is never done, bills need to be paid, your nail polish is chipping, your hair needs to be washed, eyebrows need a lineup, time to wax and shave again, and you need a few new things to feel good, like a haircut, haircolor, new makeup, etc. In between those things, you need entertainment, a good book, a good show, or movie, time catching up with friends, in addition to the spontaneous bump-n-grind times with hubby ;). How can you find the time and energy needed now to not only exercise but to plan healthy meals? Eating healthy is seriously easier said than done, and is half the battle. Once you start, how can you stick to it?
That's been my major problem, we'll start eating healthy, being conscious of everything from daily intake of water, veggies to protein ratio, carbs, etc., but then something like an occasion, or something stressful like kids being sick and it's all gone to shit. Other things that make it go to shit also are not being on the same page. Many times I'm all gung-ho about preparing a nutritious meal, and my other half decides to say "don't worry about cooking hun, let's just get something from Chinese, and watch a movie together"....Yea who can say no to that? Self-sabotage! After all, I am tired, I do deserve to be relaxed and catered to, the kids really did drain me today, I really do a lot around here, it is cheaper than running your stove for the next hour or so...and the justifications prevail endlessly. Somehow, this lifestyle continues of yo-yo dieting (let's call it what it is) and I'm no thinner than I was before even though I incorporate so many good behaviors like, drinking lemon water, no high fructose beverages, lots of tea and water, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, and eating fruits and veggies.
I know many of you can relate here, while some of you might say you have it all figured out. If you have, good for you, no need to act like a know-it-all. Just take it as a reinforcement of what you already know and remember this... it just takes one thing or time in your life to knock your ass off that high horse of absolute control, as I used to be "perfect" once upon a time, and somehow life happened.