Monday, April 11, 2011

Where I've been - a new life adventure

In two weeks, I will start a new job.

I interviewed for, and received, a promotion in my previous department (which I left for my current position). Sometimes you aren't looking for something, but life presents you with an opportunity and you have to take a chance on life.

When I accepted the position, I immediately had thoughts about how it may inhibit my weight loss journey. With this new position, comes a lot of responsibility and the chance of stress and long hours is guaranteed.

Since I am a stress eater, I tend to eat out more and lean towards unhealthy choices and portions when I am stressed. I also tend to eat 2-3 large meals versus 3 small meals and 2 snacks when I'm busy. I have to make sure I am using my weekends to get organized in the food department (go to the grocery store, which I loathe and avoid) and do at least some pre-thought, pre-planning for my meals each week.

Also, since long hours are inevitable, I need to have a plan for the gym in place and not let "I'm too tired" or "It's too late" be an excuse. I know I can lose weight without exercise. But I feel better, eat better and feel less stressed when I get my exercise in.

So, that's what I've been up to these last 2 weeks. Life is an adventure, hang on for the ride!

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Congrats on the new job!

marisol said...

Congrats on the new job.

What you will have to do is make YOU a priority. You've done amazing so far and will continue to do so.

Char said...

Congrats on the new job and taking on the new adventure. Try to make a pre-stress plan so you are ready for those crazy times.

Emily Sandford said...

congratulations! You'll figure out the balance, enjoy the ride!

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