This past week has been challenging for me and I honestly have not been on track at all. I’m so disappointed in myself because I want to do well this week so that my weigh in on Saturday will be good, to end out the month. Even though I normally weigh in on Mondays, this week I’m not able to so I have to attend Saturday’s meeting. I really wanted to end the month on a good note, so I still have time. I still have the rest of this week to stay on track and work hard, so I’m not giving up. I’m just disappointed in myself for letting things get out of hand and not eating very well.
But there’s nothing I can do about this past week, I can only move forward. So I’m starting off today on track and with a positive attitude. I also wanted to talk about my “whys”, which are my reasons for wanting to be on this wellness journey and lose the weight once and for all.
My most important whys are my children. They are 2 and 4 years old right now and I love them more than anything in the world. I want to become healthier so that I can be active with them and keep up with them. I want to live a long and healthy life and watch them grow up. I had my children later in life, I was 34 when I had my son and 36 when I had my daughter, so I am a bit older than a lot of other parents. So I want to make sure that I can live as long as possible to see them grow up.
Some more of my whys include: Wanting to shop in the regular size section at stores, wanting to feel proud of the way I look, wanting to fit on the amusement park rides with my kids, have more energy and be able to move faster. It’s been a lot of years since I weighed less than 200lbs and I would love to reach that by summer.
In order to achieve all of this I am going to have to work harder and discipline myself more. With the weather getting nicer it will be easier to get more steps in because my kids and I will be playing outside more. I plan to work out on my elliptical at least 5 days a week. Along with exercise, I need to pay more attention to what and how much I’m eating. I need to pre-track my food and stick to it. I know I can do this, I need to stop making excuses for why I’m not reaching my goal and just do what I need to get there.