In one years time I gained 20 pounds bringing me to the heaviest weight I have been in my entire lifetime. I remember when 150 was my heaviest weight of my entire lifetime. Now I just wish I could get below 170 and I still have a hard time believing I reached 193 pounds.
65 days ago I decided to makes some changes. I decided to invest in my health. Literally pay a professional to help me do it the right way. Maritza has taught me so many awesome new health tips. I feel like each and every day I get better and better.
Instead of bashing myself for not completely transforming in 65 days and staying the same exact weight for 3 whole weeks, let me focus on the good stuff. Let me treat myself the way I would treat my daughter, my best friend, my mom or grandma. I would say things like this:
You have lost 17 pounds in 65 days! You are almost at 20 pounds!! Do you know what 20 pounds of fat looks like? Do you realize you are almost 20 pounds lighter? You have done fantastic!
Do you notice your skin looks radiant? It does! It shines like the silver moon.
Remember every day around lunch time you got a mean case of indigestion? It burned and was super uncomfortable and made you feel anxious when it reared it’s ugly head every single day? Guess what? You don’t have indigestion any more!
Remember when you would get home from work and had zero motivation to do much of anything except lay in your dark room until you had to pick up your littlest and only girl from school? Then on the way home from school you wanted to stop for something sweet and for sure some caffeine because you were not sure how you would last the rest of the night?
Now you get home from work and do a load of laundry, clean the bathroom, wash the windows and can’t wait to get back home to go on a walk. Not stopping any longer for a caffeine drink to get you by.
Remember at night when you would be sitting to watch t.v. and had to get up to use the restroom or get a handful of chocolate chips and when you got up you felt like an old woman? Really stiff and had to work it out and wonder “is this old age?”
Now when you get up you feel already warmed up and flexible. What a relief, you are not old after all!
When I began this journey I was depressed, I was unmotivated, stiff, achy with a terrible case of indigestion. All of that has changed completely in just 65 days and I’m so very close to having 20 pounds gone off my petite frame. Let me focus on that! Not get frustrated for staying the same weight for 3 whole weeks. Getting healthy takes time, it takes persistence and it doesn’t happen over night. Wednesday I felt like I was swimming in circles but I was still swimming, now the current has picked me up just like I knew it would.
This week I have set a few small goals. Check them out!
Physically: I will work with man cub on my core. He worked me out today and I worked up a sweat. He has committed this week to helping his mama bear. I’m grateful.
Emotionally: I’m going to sit still for 5 minutes a day. I know that seems like such a small amount of time but it’s 5 minutes more than I’m doing now. In that time I can pray and meditate on my gratitude.
Nutritionally: I decided to begin my day with a warm cup of lemon water and then end my night with a warm cup of lemon water
Spiritually: Open my Bible each day and READ it!
I’m giving myself the grace of 2 free days, my goal is to check these boxes 5 of the 7 days. If I do better that’s awesome but I will strive for 5. That’s all for now. Just letting you know that I’m still swimming over here!