After a long, challenging, busy, chaotic, hectic, stressful few months, I’m working to get back to what I call normal.

It was a crazy few months. There were highs and lows, good times and bad, moments I’m proud of and some not so much.

I feel like I was under constant pressure and stress in one way or another for three months straight. I lost balance. I lost control. I lost peace. It was physically, mentality, and emotionally exhausting.

That’s unhealthy in my book.

It’s time to get back on track. Here’s my plan of attack.

My main priority, objective, and goal right now is to get back to a good place physically and mentally.

When I’m healthy, I’m happy and at peace. When I’m healthy, my life is better. When I’m healthy, I feel better, I have more energy, I think more clearly, and I’m more creative.

The first thing I’m going to do is rest and recover. I’m still sore from running a marathon a few days ago. My body needs to repair itself and rejuvenate. My mind also needs time to heal.

I gained a little bit of weight while marathon training. I believe it helped. Now that I’m not training for anything, I’m going to focus on losing it.

I feel like I was eating everything in sight. That can’t continue. I feel better when I eat better. I felt like I was constantly bloated.

Whoever is fighting a battle with food, your diet, your body, and your weight, you are not alone. It’s a battle. It’s a struggle. It’s hard. There’s no doubt about it.

I’m going from eating almost anything I wanted to cutting back and watching what I eat. It sucks, but I know I’ll feel better. When we start seeing results, it gets addicting and motivating. The key is to start and to get through the initial resistance.

Here are some thoughts that help me. I hope they help you, too.

1. It doesn’t happen overnight.

2. Take one day at a time.

3. Make one healthy choice at a time.

4. Don’t dwell on the past.

5. If you mess up, get back on track.

6. Whatever you’re trying to accomplish and achieve, it takes time.

7. Focus on making progress not perfection.

8. Choose a sustainable route.

9. Take it slow and steady.

10. Anything goes. Focus on balance and moderation not restriction and deprivation.

11. Eat foods you like and enjoy.

12. Drink plenty of water.

I’ve learned life comes and goes in cycles. There will be times we’re flying high and times we’re low and can’t seem to get off the ground. When you’re flying high, enjoy it. If you’re low, take control.

Are you fed up? I know I am. It’s time to change it. The best time to start is now.