My daily life is full of family, responsibilities, work, my art, and the activities that keep me healthy and feeling good. I don't feel guilty about taking time to myself to workout, take karate, or run. Those times are my escape, renewal and "me" time! I used to hate working out and getting sweaty. Now, I schedule it in like a meeting... I need it! When I don't workout for a couple days, I am antsy and agitated.
Behind the Art with Jen
When I turned 40, I realized that all my life I was always working at losing weight for whatever reason or another. I would beat myself up about having a bad food day or feel guilty about it all. Now I realize that each day is a chance to make good choices... it's all up to me and my mindset. If I make bad choices, I feel bad BUT tomorrow is a new day. I choose to live life in a healthy way now. I don't want all the junk that makes me feel bad or guilty. If I want to splurge, it has to be worth it to me. I don't want to feel bad about my choices. So, if I see a dessert and it is my favorite (key lime pie or birthday cake) then I will not deprive myself, but if it's just convenient or there and I don't really love it, then it's not worth the calories! It's not worth the regret I will feel over it. It's about realistic choices.