Tuesday, October 13, 2015

First step is admitting

The first step is admitting you have a problem right.

This past weekend I took the fist step in admitting I have an issue with food.   Forget my past, forget how before my last child (two years ago) I was running half marathons and super active. Forget my comeback was super lack luster. Then I was injured, then surgery in January. Recover was slow and I even took a pretty bad tumble this summer. Forget it all! No more excuses.

This past Saturday we had our carpets cleaned.  When my husband told me they would be there between 8-11AM, I am pretty sure I looked at him like he was crazy.  Either way, they were coming and we needed to pick everything up off the floor before the arrived. As I was cleaning out my closet, I decided that I was only going to put clothing back in the fit me.

See, I was tired of getting up for work and looking at my closet in despair. Looking at 90% of the stuff that wouldn't fit or would be insanely uncomfortable to put on.  Last Saturday night when the carpets were dry enough to put our bedroom back together, I got to work.

Starting with Jeans! Turns out I only have one pair that I actually, want to wear. That made it easy. Half went into a donate pile, and the other half went to a next size down pile. Next up dresses and skirts! Most of these went into a next size down pile, some still had tags on them. Shirts was fun! Lots of stuff to donate and some a few things to save. When the purge was complete, one stuffed full garbage bag went to the donation station by our house. A laundry basket full of stuff I liked and would fit into one day was put in a space bag and put away for when that day comes. If in a 6 months, it is still in storage it gets donated.

Next step, was going to Target. I picked up a couple pair of jeans the next size up and told myself to just cut off the tags. If I don't like the number on my jeans then I need to do something about it.

Sunday, I started making small changes. Not snacking at night and eating smaller portions. Monday and today, I packed my breakfast, snacks and lunch before heading to work - no excuses.  This week, I work on cleaning up my diet, logging my food an My Fitness Pal and next week I try to add in a couple workouts.

My goal is to start blogging again to help hold myself accountable. I started this blog originally to help keep me accountable for my running, so why not get back to basics.

One day at a time, one size at a time.