Sorry I've been away. Busy with the back to school for my teenage daughter, Jewish holidays and with my work life --planning event after event for the department store I work for. And in the middle of it all I finally ended a long relationship that was going nowhere. Heartbreak Hotel could have turned into Oreo Zone. But I am happy to report that I have stayed faithful and worked hard to stay on track in spite of the stress of the past weeks. Here's how:
1 - No matter how lousy, depressed or stressed I feel, I make it a point to jump on my treadmill and eliptical as part of my morning routine. It's drop off daughter at school, hop on the machines, shower, dress and race to work.
2 - I ask myself with every downturn - IF I EAT THIS HOW WILL IT MAKE ME FEEL? And if I know the answer is bloated, sugar-tosed or ultimately more miserable, I forego the temporary pleasure.
3 - I pray - Oh, those Jewish holidays - you can sit there and eat until you drop, or you can do what the Lord intended us to do and focus inwardly--PRAY for sustenance, PRAY for guidance, PRAY for His support when everything seems to be closing in on you. Because when all is said and done, others come and go in our lives, G-d is a constant. And yes, afterwards I feel the same way that I do when I've mastered the morning workout--stronger and fitter (spiritually, physically AND emotionally).
4 - Supplements - ah, those Omega 3 fish pills. They are a natural anti-depressant and heart-healthy to boot!
5 - AND here is one you will hear more about over the next few weeks. I've decided to get a Tummy Tuck. Even booked the operating room. I will finally get rid of that sagging pouch of skin that housed my three children AND the 80+ pounds of flesh that I carried around for so long. No more trying to stuff folds of belly into size 8 pants. When all is said and done, the surgeon says I may be a very comfortable size 6 - and I won't have to hold my breath!