Nothing feels worse than falling off track of a plan- especially when that plan deals with weight loss. However, nothing feels better than jumping right back on the horse and stopping the sabotage. Today, I did that.
Last week, week 4 of my healthy self-care journey, I kind of fell apart. A month ago, my best friend and I decided to do weight watchers again. We had some success a few years back and it seemed like a great way for me to indulge in a little self-care to help get me through the School year at a brand new school. The first few weeks were great- but then I started back to school...
What I have realized about myself this week is that I have a fairly one tracked mind. I'm wildly obsessive by nature, so this comes as no real shock to me. I tend to get stuck on one thing at a time and everything else falls off to the side. I have a very difficult time managing many things at once. Well, these past two weeks have been obsessive work weeks. Everything has been about work- absolutely everything. My whole mind has been occupied by trying to make things perfect and start this school year off right. (In a new school with a lot of kinks, this is a real challenge for me).
I was made aware of this during an activity in our opening school counselor and School Social worker meeting. At the beginning of each school year, all of the school counselors and school social workers in our county get together for a big kick-off event. This year we got to participate in a creative arts activity that encouraged us to find out "One Word" for the school year.
Mine, of course, was "balance." This has been my one word since I was about 16 years old. It is the word that my mother has been trying to instill in me my whole life. Because I have a tendency to become a bit obsessive, I often have to remind myself not to neglect the other things in my life.
So I did it. I jumped back in. I took charge, and today I tracked my points. I tracked my points AND I walked the loop. What a great way to start a new week. Even though I wish that I hadn't gotten off track, I am so glad that I got back on track. Not only am I happy to continue my weight loss journey, I am also happy to celebrate a life of balance. I hope that tomorrow, I can say I did it again.