When I started out on my weight loss journey, my days were filled with extra time. I spent many hours laying around, playing games, watching TV. When I made the decision to get fit, it was almost more about stopping bad habits than starting good ones. A lot of time has passed since then and now I am faced with a whole new paradigm.
Nowadays there is almost no “free” time. Our family struggles constantly to get ahead financially. We always seem to be able to cover our needs but rarely seem to make up any lost ground. Out of necessity, a lot of the time and effort that once was dedicated to focusing on our health began to be allocated to paying down debt and gain some financial footing.
The old struggle used to be a decision to do something instead of nothing. Now I am faced with 2 good choices. There are always multiple things cooking on the stove. For a long time I was able to put everything else in my life on the back burner and put weight loss dead center in my life. This is exactly what needed to happen to get me going from where I was at. The problem is, some things can only remain “back burner” items for so long.
I think it’s going to take a heavy dose of time management, a lot of saying “NO” to less important things and a true commitment to find the balance I need.