It has been a month since Batfit was launched. It was a bit of a struggle to be honest. I did not reach my exercise goals due to frequent migraines and I also came down with this weird bug. It has been over a week since I caught this cold/flu and I am still coughing constantly! I did manage to get in many work outs in between so it was not a complete waste.
I have cut down on the sweets but I am not avoiding them either. I cut down on less healthy food items and am replacing them with better choices.
I do make note of what I ate during the day and am surprised. I really don't eat that much. I think I just really need to be a little more mindful of what I eat (ie. chocolate) and definitely exercise more.
This is a lifestyle change. It will come with many hurdles. In my case the migraines and getting sick were mine, more than anything else.
I guess the point of this post is to love yourself and take care of yourself. I learned over the past few weeks to not be so hard on myself. If I got a migraine, I waited until I felt 100% better to do that load of laundry or to tidy up the house. I learned to listen to my body. Whenever I felt under the weather, I let my husband look after my son and take on my share of the housework. He was happy to help. I even let my son take care of me. I never really showed any weakness in front of him before. I was always the strong one. This time, I let it go. I let him give me hugs and comfort. It was great! The both of us were left feeling happy. It was nice for me to have the little one dote on me and he was proud that he made his mom feel better. I even missed a little over 3 days of work (So grateful for sickdays/PTOs) but I knew that I needed that rest and for once in my life, I did not feel guilty about it! I am an anxious person but I knew that worrying about missing work wouldn't help me in the long run. There is nothing wrong with putting your well being and needs first.When I did go back to work, I was well rested and productive.
This has been a great journey. I did not completely meet my fitness goals but I gained some positive insight. I feel like it was a success nonetheless.