So, the past few weeks I have neglected to post anything up on my blog about anything but results, haps of the week, etc. Today I just wanted to share a few thoughts.
We have made some great progress so far with the weight loss!! I can feel the motivation, and it helps push me a little harder as well. I know all of you are trying your best and that helps to push me to be a little better each day. We are all going to have our bad moments and as long as we don’t let it spiral out of control (letting it turn into a bad day, week, or month) we can keep moving forward and making progress. I am honestly only here to record the numbers, it’s YOU who is doing all the work. Every day is just a string of choices that we make. Are we going to eat that burger? Are we going to choose to watch that show instead of exercise? Are we going to be honest with ourselves? Trust me, I struggle with all the same choices. This is not easy for me, either. Changing yourself is all about your attitude. You have to believe that you are capable of making the change, that you can do hard things, that you’re worth the sacrifice and effort. This is a 24/7 conscious effort. I really want to know what it’s like to fit into smaller jeans, to feel amazing about my body, to not have being fat be something I’m always thinking about. I want to feel healthy. I know I am a positive person but I want to be positive about myself. For those of you who have known me most of my life, you know I used to be extremely sarcastic and negative about a lot of things- because I was SO unhappy and I had no idea how to deal with it. I was hurting. I used to talk trash about myself and make jokes about being fat, but that’s not cool. I realized I deserve more respect than that especially from myself, not to mention the fact that it makes other people uncomfortable- no one wants to hear that! so I stopped being negative. It has changed my perspective on a lot of things- most importantly how I treated myself. You have to love the person you are to realize you are good enough to take care of. You only have one body, which houses your soul, and you should want to nurture it and protect it and give it all the right tihngs it needs- sleep, water, healthy foods, exercise, knowledge, and positive thoughts. The recipe is simple, but the biggest ingredient is your attitude. If you tell yourself you can’t, then absolutely you won’t. You are tricking yourself and short-changing yourself. If you tell yourself you CAN, you open up a whole world of opportunities. Who’s stopping you, anyway? Don’t get in your own way. Be your biggest fan, your biggest motivator.
On to results! I apologize this is a few days late- Thanks for being so patient with me getting results up this week! 🙂
Congratulations to our top three! 1. Leslie 2. Rachael 3. Ronda
Great job this week everyone!