This post is sponsored by Moto X
I’m going to be completely honest with you – I am struggling a bit with my weight. Without flashing numbers about, I’ve been yo-yoing the same 5 pounds since Mazen’s birth. Well, technically since about 9 months after his birth : )
Before you start to think I am setting unrealistic goals or coveting a weight that isn’t within reach, let me clarify that I’ve been at that weight many times. And when I’m there I feel my absolute best – comfortable in clothes and bathing suits alike.
I go through periods of time when weight loss//healthy eating//putting my health first comes totally naturally and easily. And then I have other phases where it seems like I have a party to attend every other day and I just can’t say no to the delicious food, wine and desserts. While I don’t go totally overboard, I consume more than my body needs. I’m at a point in my life where I don’t want to say no to those things and in the moment convince myself that as a 32-year-old-mom I look pretty good and moderation is the name of the game. I’m very fit and healthy. Who cares!? And in those moments, amidst the Zinfandel and the buttercream, I gain 5 pounds, little by little.
The good news is that I know exactly where my weight gain comes from: social life. My daily meals are healthy and clean. I rarely snack or have dessert at home these days. My workouts are more challenging and diverse than ever, especially in the weight lifting and soccer arenas. It all comes down to parties.
I need to learn to “choose choice” and make better decisions in the moment.
You guys already know all the tips for social events – the holiday season is the peak of putting these to practice.
-Don’t go to a party starving
-Pick and choose the foods you want to try most
-Go easy on the alcohol, which can lead to overeating and lots of empty calories.
One of my very favorite quotes is actually Caitlin’s blog tagline:
When you think about health as a bunch of choices you make all day, everyday, it seems more attainable. Maybe you don’t make the “best” choice every single time, but so long as the majority of your choices are good ones, you’re keeping up the momentum of your healthy tipping point. I just need to make a shift in my social life choices and remember that they add up – both ways.
My goal over the next few months is to continue going to social events, restaurants and parties (because that’s life!), but to keep in the front of my mind that every choice I make adds up. Let’s make it something amazing!
The “Choose Choice” concept is embraced by the new Moto X phone, which sponsored this post. The Moto X is completely customizable – from the back color, the frame style, trim choice, memory and engravings, you can choose everything. I designed my phone as navy blue – classic – with gold trim.
Every time my phone wakes up, I am reminded of my goals with “Most or Moment?” This is a phone that works for you. (And that’s why I love Android phones!) The Moto Voice feature that serves as a virtual secretary to the widgets that have me hooked on Android, this phone is really impressive. I love its feel too – the curved back and the screen vibrate upon touch is great.
Lastly, can you guess what I put as my engraving? Most appropriate : )
For more info, visit motomaker.com. Thanks to Moto X for sponsoring this post! #choosechoice #MotoX