It's a super important thing to do no matter what your fitness goals are. Here are some things that I'm doing to help me along:
Surround myself with people who are passionate about health and fitness
Post my goals somewhere that I can see them
Find things other than me to focus on
Hold myself accountable to my goals but not beat myself up about them (I'm very hard on myself sometimes - not cool)
Do you know what messes with me? My stupid scale! It is the worst relationship I've ever been in. It lies to me, it deceives me, it tells me I'm a failure. I want to break up with it and send it packing but every time it is nice to me and says I'm doing good I allow myself to think it's not all that bad. lol I could go on and on about the correlation to an abusive relationship but I'll stop here. It now lives in the garage in a dark corner with my other bad relationships - scrap-booking, ab crunch machine, and kitchen gadgets that looked awesome but are useless. I hope you have a awesome week. Boot the scale and invite encouragement into your life. You'll be glad you did!
Oh man! I just wrote a whole thing and it disappeared. ARGH!!! lol I will summarize it. After 4 weeks I'm feeling great. I haven't been on board 100% with my Herbalife stuff yet so my results are slow but I anticipate they are about to speed up as I join in the 8 week Body Transformation Challenge at my club. Lose weight AND win some money? Heck ya! If you would like to join in too please let me know - you don't have to live where I do to participate.
Also, this week has been great because of Valentine's day. I saw so many people posting, not about buying in to the Hallmark holiday and instead celebrating love. Love for friends, family, lovers, themselves. It was awesome! I'm not a Valentine's day hater but lets be honest folks - it's a day that most are disappointed that it didn't live up to the notions tv put in our heads. I was definitely guilty of that. Now I take the day to remember all those people in my life I love and had loved and the things I love about myself. Woo hoooo for love!
Have a good week! Keep your head up, use yes more than no, and most of all - don't give up!
Yeah, I know - it's not realistic. Losing more than 2 lbs a week is overly hopeful but I can't help but want the miracle weight loss that I don't have to do much and it disappears. So I decided to live in the real and weigh in. I'm down 8 lbs in the last 4 weeks so I'm on track. Not the fast track but losing weight all the same. I'll take it :)
It's not! If I stayed the same pant size as I am now I wouldn't be a bad person. It's about health - both body and mind. I'm at the weight I am because emotionally I've had some struggles and comforted myself in food and non-activity. When I don't turn to food for comfort and get my butt out of the house even when I don't feel like it then I know I'm doing ok.
It's about acting on what's right, not what I feel. Isn't that the biggest challenge in changing your health? "I don't feel like cooking" "I don't feel like exercising"...you get the idea.
So here I am overcoming how I feel and getting to the doing. Here is the secret your mind doesn't want you to know. When you DO your feelings change! You FEEL better! Maybe not at the moment but when you look back at your day you can be proud of what you've accomplished.
So today I'm doing (by getting off the computer after this). Hope you have a awesome doing weekend!!
I regret to inform you this isn't my first weight loss rodeo. I've been on and off this circuit since I was in my twenties. This, however, is my greatest challenge. This is the heaviest I've ever been. Add on to that the loss of my middle son, Markus, last July to a freak motorcycle accident and then getting laid off from my job in December - you would understand that I might be insane to start now. Start drinking now - yes. Start not getting up in the morning - yes. Lose weight? I must be crazy. Nope!
I can say what makes the difference in my life in every way is my relationship with Jesus. I could never ever ever have come this far without him. My faith has grown so much during this time that when I was laid off I wasn't even upset. If my life is in his hands then I can handle whatever challenges come my way and be stronger on the other side. I'm not saying I don't cry once in a while because I miss my son, but I have peace and can go on with my life.
So what does one do when they're laid off? Well look for work of course but as anyone knows who has been unemployed, that's not a 40 hour a week job. I decided to enjoy my time. I'm working on my finances by going through Financial Peace University (I HIGHLY recommend it for everyone!), working on my relationship with God by getting more involved in church, working on my relationships with friends by spending more time with them, working on my house and organization, and focusing on my health.
A week and a half ago I went in to a Herbalife health and wellness store and tried their 3 day challenge. Result...I'll tell you in a second, I just wanted to preface it with this. Three days I'm going to be able to see a difference, really? You've got to be kidding. Water weight, maybe. I'm not buying anything of significance would change. I was wrong. After three days I lost 10 lbs of body fat and gained 5 lbs of muscle. What the...??? Well ok, maybe that was a freak occurrence. Nope! Just had 4 of my friends finish the challenge of all shapes and sizes. They all saw a change too. Proper nutrition makes all the difference.
So now I'm doing my Herbalife shakes and supplements and earning a bit of cash doing it while I look for work. It makes me feel good helping other people! I've made the commitment to myself to lost 140 lbs by my 50th birthday in October. It's a very big goal losing an entire adult human being so I'm going to be blogging about it as I go. I need every method of focus I can come up with. I hope that someone finds this encouraging along the way. Cheers to change :)
I'm a single mom of 3 adult children and I'm turning 50 this year. My big goal is to lost 140 lbs. by October. I've been a nationally certified personal trainer and a certified nutritionist, however, certifications don't change your life. I believe God working in my heart and me putting in the work on me changes it :)