It's been almost 2 years since the photo on the right was taken. I felt as though I was on top of the world that day; you see, I finally reached "Onederland" that day. I spent 16 years over 200 pounds and thought there was NO WAY I was EVER going to be able to lose weight. The photo on the left was taken in August 2014; I felt awful. I had no confidence, no drive and felt utterly horrible, both physically and mentally.
I have been overweight pretty much my entire life... and still am. Tomorrow morning I'm rejoining Weight Watchers for the umpteenth time in my life after quitting a year ago believing I could do it on my own. I've proven I can't. I can reach my goal but I need the support, encouragement and accountability of a group. Following the plan (when I did), pushing myself to workout 4-5 mornings a week at the gym and a mindset of a fighter got me to Onederland. The past year I've struggled to maintain that fighter mindset and the consistency of eating as I should required.
So why now? Our holiday to visit my family is just over 3 months away and I want to feel good about myself and confident on holiday. Right now I feel heavy, my clothes are snug. I know that I can reach my goal. I have adopted a "warrior" mentality of late - a warrior does what has to be done, whether he/she wants to or not, to get the job done. The thought of a strong fighter fighting for what he/she wants the most is truly motivating to me. I've written "WARRIOR" on my left wrist many times the past few months to help motivate me - and it has!
Why am I sharing this with you? I am certain that I can apply the penny-sized changes idea to my nutrition, workouts and mindset to achieve my goal. I want to be open about my struggle with my weight in order for you to know the real me and the lessons I've learned, have implemented and need to work harder at implementing in order to finally reach my weight loss goal.
Until next time, take care. xo