Why isn't this harder? I keep on asking myself this question and I really haven't come up with a good answer yet. I truly cannot wrap my head around why I am not having more difficulty sticking to my plan and living this healthier lifestyle.
There have definitely been some very hard moments, and more cravings that I would like to admit to, but overall this has not been nearly the struggle that I had expected. I don't feel like I am staving myself - in fact, I think that I have been eating considerably more now than I was when consuming all the unhealthy stuff. I am not even disliking all the activity.
What has changed this time around? Again, a query that I wish I could respond to with some insight, yet I simply haven't any. I am not sure why I failed all the other times and why these particular efforts seem to be so effective.
I do know that for the first time I feel as if this is something I could do forever. I am unsure as to whether this is simply a honeymoon stage, or a genuine commitment to a new way of living, but I am positive that it is working right now. And I certainly hope that it continues to provide me with the energy, motivation, and enjoyment that is has thus far.
I think that everything I have accomplished over the last few weeks is what I would call my perfect lifestyle. I still want to weigh less to be able to do more of the things I feel like I can't quite physically achieve just yet, but I am doing what feels natural, instinctual, and right.
I know what it is like to battle with weight issues. I have done so for a decade and a half. I have tried so many different fads, diets, and exercise programs in the past and - even if I lost a little weight initially - unfailingly found myself weighing more after those programs than I did when I started. This doesn't appear to be struggle though. This feels more like I'm coming home.