Week 1 you're full of inspiration
Week 2 you're trying to keep the scale moving in the right direction
Week 3 you're contemplating eating the whole sleeve of oreos.
Welcome to week three!
My best friend and fellow competitor Erin H. said to me a few months ago (paraphrasing here) Time is still going to pass regardless of whether or not you lose weight and stick to this. I don't know why that stood out to me so much, but I've thought about it a lot lately. I have a tendency to get caught up in the "how long" of weight loss. Thinking, ugh, 12 weeks?
12 weeks are going to pass before we know it and we'll either be feeling like blobs of melted ice cream, defeated once again as we sit and watch re-runs of cake boss (worst show ever) or we'll feel great!
We really do have the option to choose the life we want. It's amazing how physical health can completely alter mental health. This is a totally exaggerated example, but think of before and after pictures. Before you see men and women in their dirty stained undies with a sad sack look on their face. After, they're glowing and the women always have blond hair. WTF? OK, maybe not the best example, but you get the point. Happy people are blonde and tan.
The OTHER point, is that a little fitness goes a long way. I swear this spring as I was finishing up Body for Life, I noticed the flowers for the first time in Denver. I'm not kidding. I noticed the blossoms on each tree, I noticed flowers and their colors. I started to feel alive again! I know that's like the cheesiest thing ever, saying I noticed flowers, but it's true. Losing weight and accomplishing something is sort of like falling in love. The world just feels good.
So each week we have a decision to make. Are we going to wallow in self pity or are we going to buck up and change our lives? The past month for me has been rocky, but I'm done now. I resolved yesterday (at the gym with Scott) that I was going to get to 200 lbs during this competition. I've been hovering in the 220's now for a while and I'm sick of it. Sick of feeling sick!
Let's all have a collective therapeutic scream to shake off all the bad energy!
Are you ready? GO!