I feel like this linkup has been around for forever now! Sometimes I debate on whether or not to keep it up. Even if it isn’t a linkup I think I would personally continue to take time to reflect on NSVs because I think they are important, but feel free to share your thoughts and let me know what you think!
I’m always hard on myself. I am a type A person in most areas of my life and I’m my harshest critic. I constantly get down on myself for my rate of weight loss or this and that, but then there are certain moments where I realize that I have made a significant change. In that moment I realize that I have come really far, even while I may not feel like it looking in the mirror.
Such a moment happened on my birthday this past Monday. Most Mondays I go to the gym for my class and some family members suggested that I skip that night and instead we could have a family party. I thought about it. In the past I totally would have opted for pizza or something and a delicious cake, but this year I simply told them that I couldn’t cancel. I wanted to start 28 on the right foot and wanted to keep my schedule. Instead I did have a BBQ with my family on Saturday and it was amazing. My mom even made her amazing homemade cupcakes that are my grandmother’s recipe, but the good thing about cupcakes is you can enjoy one and with the weight watchers recipe builder I know that one cupcake is 6 ww+ points.
It was such a different birthday in some regards. Being open about my health journey has helped me in many ways. For example, when my friends came over my house to celebrate my birthday they surprised me with that watermelon cake. It was delicious and everyone enjoyed it, but also so considerate that I have people around me who are supporting me in this journey and found a way to incorporate that into my celebration so that I would not be led too far astray.
So, is going to the gym on your birthday the most fun you can have? Haha, probably not. But I had a great night with friends there and felt great after. P, my trainer friend, even made me a mini chocolate peanut butter protein cake! My habits and routines are changing for the better. I can see it and I’m proud of how far I’ve come. I have a long way to go, but I can tell that this year is going to be awesome already!