Happy Monday!  How are you? 

I went to the gym this morning and it felt awesome to go.  I spent the entire hour thinking.  I’m struggling. 

I’m either in control of the food part, or I’m in control of the exercise part.  But both exercise and eating healthy combined, is my struggle.  I’m not sure why.

I need to figure this out!  I’m great in the morning and through out the day.  My resolve is strong.  I make healthy food choices, and most days have lots of energy to stay active. 

Then night comes, and after I put my kids to bed, I fight with the internal dialogue to say screw it, and eat.  It’s so frustrating because each morning I wake up wondering why I can’t just figure out my night-time eating struggles.  It’s so easy when I wake up to a fresh new day.  But, by the evening I don’t want to deal with anything.  I just want to turn my mind off.

I feel like a fraud most of the time.  I don’t have it all together.  But the truth be told, this blog is just like a journal and it’s important to get it out there. To stay positive, and remind myself what my goals are.

I have been thinking about starting a facebook group, where anyone can join that needs support.  We can share successes, and support one another during struggles.  We can post weight or fat loss (you wouldn’t have to post your weight…just weight or percentage of weight lost), workout times, what we are eating, etc.  Are you interested in joining?  I think it’s so important to join together and support one another.  A huge step in the right direction is to find a circle of support that will lift you up when you are down.  Another important part of finding a support network is finding like-minded people to be accountable to. 

If you’re interested, let me know! 

Have a fabulous Monday.


7 thoughts on “Struggling

  1. Funny… I was recently thinking I would like to make a group like this… I am either an all or nothing girl… I either eat well and exercise or I do nothing… If you started a group, Id join! 🙂

  2. I would love to join your facebook group!!! Murray is terrible for making snacks after supper and I give in sooooo much!!!

  3. I am reading this as I am on the crosstrainer on my iPhone (what a super invention). Your posts on here always hit so close too home. I too am like you, I have a hardtime controlling what I put in my mouth, each morning I have good resolve to eat well and then4 o’clock hits. The facebook group is a super idea. I really want to get it under control as I don’t want my little girl growing up with the body.issues I have,

  4. Chrissy. I so often feel as though God is talking to me through you. I am having the same struggle and feel so alone sometimes. I look at my body every morning in the shower and hate it but can’t figure out why I am unwilling (it is scary to admit that truth) to do what I need to do to change it. It’s only about 20 lbs. It’s not hard. Why am I so unwilling?

    I would be the first to sign up to your facebook group. I need that motivation and encouragement. I am struggling with motivation, with happiness, with finding joy, with being a mother. I feel stuck…stuck in a moment that I can’t get out of (thanks Bono!).

    You are such an inspiration to me, Christine.

  5. I have been struggling with the same issues lately. I have been really good with the exercise part, but struggle with food part. I have fallen back in to old habits (not eating all day, and then filling my face in the evenings), and can’t seem to get out of that pattern. I know I can do it….I have done it in the past…I just don’t understand why I can’t stick with it 😦

    I would love it if you started a group…it always helps to know that I am not the only one that is struggling! It would be nice to have the support system!

    Thanks Christine!

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