So I have been a big slacker lately! I have been so busy with my full time job, I have had a hard time trying to keep up on my postings of recipes and health tips. This has caused me some anxiety because I just don't have enough time in my day and I want to be able to keep up on something that I believe so strongly about and my commitments. This has lead me to think about those of you that are trying to make the effort to lead a more healthy lifestyle. It is hard to make the changes, it is hard to be really intentional about the food you are making and eating or introducing to your palate. Sometimes you will do really well and live healthy everyday, other times you will find yourself slipping back to what is "normal" or comfortable and that is okay.
What is important is recognizing what triggers you to slide backwards, so that you can avoid the situation or the temptation next time. I think it is important to keep a calendar or journal of what is going on in your life, what you are eating, and what your activity level is during those times. Having something to track your patterns and habits allows visual learners to make the connections needed to stay on the healthy path next time those busy weeks, hormone levels, and other items come up because, as creatures of habit those issues will pop back up again and again.
Remember to cut yourself some slack and keep trying!