Stumbling Blocks

day4It’s not been a week yet, and while I have made progress in the weight department, most of the progress has been just reducing the fluff from the holidays.  I’ve really been watching my nutrition, and I’ve been making sure I work out, BUT.

In the last 4 days, I’ve already skipped one workout, because I felt too tired by the end of the day. AND every single day so far, I’ve done some nighttime snacking!  This has consistently been the one thing I struggle most with throughout my fitness journey that I’ve been on for over a year, and I know it HAS TO STOP if I’m going to get the results I want.  I thought having this massive goal and sharing it on social media and through this blog would motivate me enough to stop the madness, but this is one habit I haven’t yet broken!

Having 3 little boys, and a full-time job, after a full day of work, and then getting them to bed, and THEN getting a workout in (unless I convince myself I’m too tired and I don’t wanna…), I usually decompress by reading in bed, and then read until my eyelids are heavy and I just fall asleep.  More often than not, my husband will come in, and find me passed out with a book still in my hand and my reading lamp on!  And, ladies and gentlemen, THAT is when I snack.

The first and second day I told myself it was ok, because I was eating some of the Christmas candy I got in my stocking that I wanted to get gone.  The third day, I told myself I got a quick reward for doing so well on my nutrition that day (I know, right?).  And the fourth day, there wasn’t anyone around, and it was Friday, and old habits die hard, I guess.

It’s only day 4, and I have a lot of time to fix this, and I’m still making progress, so I’m trying to give myself some grace.  But I do know I need to stop the nighttime snacking and break the habit and it needs to happen soon! Like today!  But this is my unique journey, and I want to be honest here, because I want to document the truth.  And THIS is my struggle, THIS is what I stumble over right now.

Looking forward to the weeks to come, when this is not an issue anymore!

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