So far, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much I’ve enjoyed my weight loss plan! I guess it’s fair to say I’ve gotten over that difficult hump you come across at the start of working out and eating healthy again. Not to say that everything has been easy, but nowadays I’m enjoying being healthy more than I’m frustrated by it.
What’s been especially interesting for me is my evening workouts. I used to hate the idea of exercising at night. After a full day of work, all I wanted was to get home and relax. Now, I’ve gotten into the habit of changing into my workout clothes as soon as I get home, so I’m mentally ready to go right away.
As I’ve built the habit of my evening workouts, I’ve discovered one other benefit that I never thought of: portion control. My biggest problem with overeating has always been with dinners. Now that I’m working out at night, forget that! We all know the heavy, uncomfortable feeling that comes from overeating. I knew I could never complete a workout feeling that way so I’ve started paying closer attention to my portions without really thinking about it. As a result, I’ve actually caught myself trimming my portions even on nights where I’m not exercising after dinner!
Overall, I’d say I’ve gotten over a lot of the excuses that used to keep me from healthy habits. Who knows? Tomorrow I could hit another hurdle that changes my viewpoint but that’s not happening today!