This year I have struggled to maintain what I consider a healthy weight for myself. My idea of a healthy weight is a weight that I feel good at, one where my skinny jeans fit, I have energy to workout after a long day and overall I just feel good about myself. I can happily say that I am there, plus about 2 vanity pounds!
I hardly ever talk about my job or health struggles on my blog. I feel that this blog is a space to share my passions, and I can guarantee you one thing, talking about my job and health problems are NOT passions of mine!
Lets just say that this last year has been a tough one for me. Stuck in a job that was beating me down and dealing with not feeling well was difficult. Fortunately I’m feeling and doing much better and more like my old self lately. Because I’m happier of I think I was able to finally lose some weight that I had been holding onto. I’m not sure if there is a scientific connection between loosing weight and getting back to your old happy self but the skinny jean test is proving a connection.
It feels so good to truly be happy with my job. The stress that a negative work environment can have on your life is huge. I didn’t realize how huge until I got away from it. On the health front I decided, after a lot of thought, to go off of my birth control. It’s not an easy decision for any female to make but it had to be done. I had been feeling terrible since I got on the ParaGuard IUD. My list of symptoms included, tired and little energy, sadness, moody, short temper to name a few. The ParaGuard is not a hormonal form of BC so I thought it would be better than what I was on before. I was very wrong. It made me miserable. The difference was night and day when I got off of it. Thankfully the side effects didn’t linger.
The reason why I started writing this is because someone asked me how I was losing the weight last week. What workouts I was doing? What I was eating? The truth is that I haven’t been spending hours at the gym and I have been enjoying eating out with friends. Of course I’m watching what I’m eating and I’m working out consistently but the difference in me now versus this summer is that I’m happy. What a difference happiness can make…
Do you notice changes in your body or mood when your stressed or not happy? Does it effect your waist line?