If you’ve been around the Living n Learning world for a while you know that losing weight is a goal of mine for this year. More specifically, I wanted to reach my goal weight of 150lbs.
You may have also noticed that I haven’t blogged about my weight loss is over a month, which is probably the last time I worked out or thought about eating better.
It’s disappointing to say that I wasn’t doing well with my weight loss during the first five months of the year. And now with taking over a month off of “trying” it’s even more disappointing that I won’t be achieving my goal. The only way to do that would be to lose weight at an unhealthy rate by doing something crazy. That’s just not me.
The worst of it is that there is absolutely nothing standing in my way to accomplish my weight loss goal except myself. That’s a tough pill to swallow.
I am definitely unhappy with my physical appearance and feel uncomfortable with my body. There is no doubt in my mind about that.
But yet, I give up easily when it comes to going to the gym and eating better. This makes absolutely no sense to me at all.
How can I be so upset with what I see in the mirror and not do everything I can to change it? It’s almost as if I’m secretly happy with the way that I am.
No. That cannot be it. I am not happy in any way.
What will it take for me to say enough is enough?
All I know is the next time I begin my weight loss journey it will be my last because I am not going to look back. The next time will be the time I commit 100% to changing my life for the better. I know I will make mistakes and have slip ups along the way but I will not let them turn into months of time off from my weight loss journey.
Maybe I need to stop thinking of it as a weight loss journey and more of a lifestyle change? That’s what it is ultimately even though one of the main goals is to lose weight.
Now I’m looking for a little advice from you guys. What are some must dos before starting this lifestyle change and sticking to it? Is it coming up with short, medium, and long term goals? Weekly and/or monthly goals? What have you found to work for you consistently over time, that’s what I want to know.