In the past I made challenges for myself only to find myself breaking them after an hour or after a day or two, or even after a week! I knew I needed to eat better to lose weight but eating better was so hard, I didn’t have time to prepare food, it was easier getting food already made! I also knew I need to exercise, but that too was hard as I needed to be able to move around and with all the extra weight I had it was hard! In October of 2013 I started a juicing plan, I would juice for lunch instead of eating other foods and stopped getting fast food. This went well for the first 3 weeks and then I told myself I needed a reward for all the great work I did – I went a got fast food!
I also told myself that I’ve been doing really good and I deserved a bigger reward by eating junk food! After eating this junk food, I got sick! At this time, I had also started to walk for about 15 – 20 minutes, so when I got sick I told myself that I would start walking again once better. Once better I told myself, tomorrow I will start walking again! Tomorrow grew into a week then a month. I would go out and walk but not walk the full amount to time I knew I could walk. I had things to work on, had things to do, TV shows to watch! I would go out and walk a bit just to tell people, “yes I walked ‘this week’!” I was only hurting myself.
What was I missing from my last challenge? Accountability! I was going to start this blog to be accountable for doing what I said I was going to! Then the more I thought about it the more I didn’t want to do the blog, because what would happen if I failed? How would people react? I didn’t want to label myself as a failure to the world yet again! So I never followed through with the blog.
True we are human! Yes, we will fall, we will make mistakes but we learn and we grow from these choices we make in life. We go through trails to help us learn and grow. I’ve learned so much these last 18 months. I know Heavenly Father loves me no matter what! He is always there for us, we just need to ask for his help and we need to do our part to receive his help!
At the beginning of this month, February 5, 2016, after weighing myself I was 200 lbs. lighter since my heaviest weight in October 2013.
Now, 18 months later, I continue to work hard to reach my goal weight. As of today, February 18, 2016 I need to lose 15 more lbs. to lose to reach my goal weight of 200 pounds! I am NOT going to stop eating clean as this is a new way of life for me! I am going to finish strong!
As my goal approaches I continue to set new goals and start new life challenges which I will write about in the coming blogs.
The journey continues on!
Till next time challenge yourself to better yourself! Write down a goal to better yourself and work hard at it, do what you need to do to make this happen! Trust in yourself and ask others for help and encouragement!