If you have followed me over the years, you know that I sometimes struggle with weight. Typically it is because I go through phases where I just do not take care of myself. I eat what I want, when I want. I eat when I am happy. I eat when I am sad. I eat for the flavor. I eat because it is there. Because honestly, I love eating. This becomes an issue when I do not exercise to help burn off all that food I am shoving down my pie hole. The weight goes up, I start feeling bad, and so I eat my feelings. Round and round it goes (and round and round I get).
Typically I will have a moment where I am finally like “enough is enough” and I will get back to exercising and get back to responsible eating and portion sizes. I am back there again, ready to say enough is enough and get back to where I feel comfortable in my own skin again.
There is only one problem though. This time around, at least for the foreseeable future, I cannot exercise. Well, let me rephrase. I “can” exercise, just nothing that involves using my ankle…you know, like running or jumping or even walking. Soon I am having surgery to hopefully fix the problems I have been having, but until then and on through to the end of recovery, my only weapon against weight gain is my good old friend MyFitnessPal…because I have zero motivation to exercise when I cannot run.
If you have ever tried to just cut calories without exercising as well, you know how tough it can be. This is especially true when you are coming off of a holiday season where you ate with abandon and every cookie and pie you met was your new best friend. It really is the culmination of roughly 5-6 months of no running and steady weight gain, with fits and starts of trying to fight back the waistline that is expanding and the clothes that are shrinking. The war has raged on and my overweight cookie loving self is exhausted.
But today is the day I start. And if I fail, then I start again tomorrow. Because the war rages on, and I am tired of losing the battles and really do not want to have to buy new clothes.
Are you currently struggle with weight gain? Let’s chat below!