I overheard a woman recently talking with someone else about her successful weight loss and then she said "but this month I have my birthday so I'll gain weight!" She went on to list the various restaurants that she'll be going to to "celebrate" and how there was no way she'd be able to stay on track, on plan, since all the celebrating was inevitable. She wasn't joking. She just figured that birthdays = weight gain.
Which got me thinking.
Why don't we plan for those things that happen in our lives? Do you?
For me - my life change - is my eventual task as a foster mom and how that will change my life. I look forward to it but I also know it will present some challenges for me. The biggest is when will I exercise and what will I do? I've been pondering this for a long time.
It's been almost a full six months that I've been walking every morning from 7-8 am. I love it, love the walk, the routine, and how much more energetic I am after a walk.
But I know that it will change - once that little baby arrives in our house!
It may change because I'll be tired with night-feedings.
It may change because 7am isn't the ideal time to go for a walk with a newborn.
It may change because winter isn't the greatest time for a walk with a newborn (although that should be getting better soon!)
It may change because of reasons that I don't know about yet.
BUT, I've already been planning for it's eventual change!
I do have a Plan B:
- I will exercise in the morning (maybe not 7am, but maybe it will be 7am - before noon is my plan) using a DVD. I already have chosen the DVDs that I will use.
- I plan to take baby for a walk sometime during the day, even if it's "just" our small 1/2 hour walk.
My plans for other areas include protein bars that I carry with me always - in case I am gone for longer than planned and I will need a meal. I also carry almonds for a healthy snack. I carry bottles of water in my van (which are frozen right now!).
Updates: Our crib is arriving tomorrow! :) And today I received my Similac formula samples! ;)
✿ A Healthier Me! ~ Dawn