This is my reality, friends….
I got a new scale last week. It proved what we were already thinking…. our old scale was broken and off by a few pounds. Because of this, Craig and I have made the executive decision to start over with our Losing it in the Lou spouse fit challenge.
New Beginning Weights:
All of the best nutritionists and diets in the world can’t help you lose weight if your head is not in the game. And friends… my head has not been in the game. I hate to admit that, but these past few weeks with the scale showing me the same number week after week really messed with my thoughts.
I’m done with that.
I am super frustrated that I have lost a month. I let my head take over and my thoughts completely got me sidetracked for a month. Ugh, that’s frustrating…. but I’m letting it go.
This is a new beginning, a fresh start. I am centered and I am focused. My eye is on the prize and I’m ready to give this journey all I’ve got! No more compromise. No more excuses. I did a lot of soul-searching this past week and I’d love to share with you what has helped me to get with the program and make this weight loss journey a top priority for me.
This is my choice
I have realized that if I’m not mentally ready to make healthy decisions, I won’t be able to stick to any diet or exercise plan. I am in control. No one is forcing me to do anything. It is MY CHOICE to be the healthiest I can be and I will not compromise. No fads, no gimmicks. I will eat to fuel my body and I will be consistent with exercise.
I am realistic
It is almost impossible to transform your diet in one day, but I have done it before and I will do it again. I will rely 100% on my Lord and Savior when I have cravings for foods that will not fuel my body well. I know that I am much more likely to be consistent with healthy eating when I completely cut out foods I should not have, so that is what I will do. This is a lifestyle, not a diet. I will no longer eat sugar, dairy, grains, or processed food. My body performs it’s best when I fuel it with fruits, vegetables and lean meats.
I will tame the hunger in my head
A lot of times, I eat out of boredom or stress or sadness. The next time I reach for something to eat, I will stop and take a moment to decide if I am really hungry. Rather than feed my feelings, I will make a healthier choice such as going for a walk or writing in my journal instead.
I will find more support
I will continue to surround myself with people who will support me on this journey to better health. I vow to be authentic about my struggles and honest about what is working for me and what is not. I will put my needs for complete dedication to this journey first over convenience and comfort. I will encourage others who are on similar journeys to stay strong and keep being your best everyday, in every moment.
I will not give up.
I am worthy and I will never compromise just because it’s hard. I’m stronger than that and I will be victorious!