My new fitness goal, staying injury-free for the next year, has really helped me make an attitude adjustment. I think that the problems I have been having -- nagging injuries, difficulties losing weight, general lack of motivation -- have been related to my attitude toward myself and my body. I'm always trying to prove that I'm good enough, and because I'm self-conscious about my weight that translates to pushing myself too hard, ignoring my body, trying to be perfect, and then getting discouraged and letting everything go. This has been a central issue for me as long as I can remember.
This week I took a couple of days off working out because I was feeling sick and run-down. I planned meals for the week that fit my definition of healthy but that I would also look forward to and enjoy. We have lots of delicious and healthy leftovers in the fridge, so even a day where I didn't want to cook won't be an excuse to go out or order in.
Today's plans: Make a weekly menu, visit with my family, do some cleanup and prep for next week, go swim. Hope you have a relaxing and restorative Sunday.