I have been struggling with some discouragement this week. I was hoping for a bigger weight loss in the beginning and it’s just not happening. It’s clear that I am going to have to fight for every pound, which can seem overwhelming when you have 100 pounds to lose. Although I have been struggling, I also have some things to celebrate….
- I ate gelato one evening as an intentional choice and it did not lead to a binge (I’m learning to trust my instincts)
- I have been continuing with consistent exercise
- I lost weight
I struggled with posting this picture because it is not the most flattering, but it was a BIG moment for me this week. I have been doing T25 workouts at home with my husband and I could not do the stretching and balance moves. It was driving me crazy, I felt so embarrassed that I couldn’t even grab my foot behind me. But after 3 weeks, I DID IT! I cried and my husband cheered me on and it felt amazing.
I am learning that this journey is not just about weight loss, but about health. About what my body is capable of. Yes, I want to feel better about how I look. But more importantly, I want to feel strong again. I want to run, jump and play with my kids. I want to hike mountains with my husband. I want to see what my body can do when it is healthy. That is motivating for me.
My encouragement to you this week is to work on shifting your mindset from just diet/weightloss to health/lifestyle. Start implementing things that you can maintain long term. Find body movement that you enjoy. Try some new recipes. Push yourself out of your comfort zone. You can do this. I believe in you.