"Failure is not falling down, but staying down." How appropriate for this challenge! I will not fail!
1. Be honest with myself
2. Feel better about myself
3. Lose at least 10 pounds in this first 10 weeks.
Those are my 3 goals. I have been down on myself for a few years now and I don't know why. I don't like that I have gained weight, that I am getting older (although I am so thankful to be alive), that I tend to put some things on the back burner as they say so I can deal with it later.
I have realized if I want to be the best I can be for everyone else, I need to start with me. I want to be my own best friend. If someone were to ask me if I met myself, would I choose to be friends with "me?" I want to say yes, and by doing that I need to work on those 3 goals! For me, all 3 goals work together. Can I justify gaining weight? Absolutely!!! I don't eat healthy all (most) of the time. I don't need that brownie or extra cookie....notice I said "extra" cookie?!? Someone recently said you can't die of starvation if you don't eat that brownie. You know what the brownie tastes like so it is only a matter of self discipline not to eat it. Self discipline! That could be a twin along with being honest with myself! If I eat better, I can lose weight and I will feel better about me! To do these things I have to be honest with me! Honestly, right now I can't bring myself to actually write what my weight is, although I know if I did, people watching to see if I could lose some pounds would truly motivate me. To me, writing down my weight is as bad as stepping on the Biggest Loser scale for all of America to see. Here I am in my spandex shorts and sports bra! I'm not ready for that and it's not going to happen! We have a Weight Watcher's scale that shows pounds and ounces. I will put down how many pounds (or ounces) I gain or lose each day. That should help me in making sensible choices. Ten weeks from now I want to look back at this blog and say I have made a huge accomplishment. They say in 3 weeks you can make or break a habit whether it is good or bad. If I work on these 3 goals for just 3 weeks, I shouldn't have to "work" on them anymore. By then it should be part of my everyday life so I will be able to look in the mirror and say hello to my new found friend and be happy with who I am!
Thank you for the comments that have been left. They truly are a motivation for me and it helps so much to know I have people pulling for me!!