Well everyone, week one is done!
The weights are pouring in. Some have lost a lot, some a little. Regardless of where you end up in the standings tomorrow, it's important to acknowledge that you made it through week one. Maybe you were crawling, or inching your way to today, but you made it nonetheless.
Someone asked me this week how soon they could expect to see results on Body for Life. I told her that I noticed a difference almost instantly. Within 2 days I felt different. Granted, you couldn't tell in the way I looked, but definitely in the way I felt. The great thing about living healthy...really healthy is that you feel better right away. I know just as much as everyone else that sometimes even sticking to something for one day is hard. Actually hard doesn't even begin to describe the feeling.
For those who have pushed themselves for the past 7 days, you feel great right? You feel like there is hope and you feel like you can do this...you maybe even feel like you could win the competition, or conquer the chubbs! It's an exhilarating feeling.
You know that you don't have to be perfect at losing weight, right? You don't have to abandon ship after you f-up and eat chips with your healthy whole grain sandwich.(not that I know anything about doritos) There's this thing about perfection though. When you make it through a day, eating everything you planned and exercising, you feel fucking great. It doesn't take a whole week to feel good again, trust me. Sometimes a week is daunting...sometimes breakfast is daunting. So, over the long haul, perfection isn't necessary, but sometimes in the beginning it is. It gives you some ground to stand on. It gives you the ability to trust yourself. To trust that you CAN do what you want to do, you just just have to do it.
Weather you lost 10lbs, nothing, or gained this week...forget about it. This is a new week, with new challenges. Hey, you could even faint this week! Think of the blog post you'll have. My point is, don't rest on your laurels, or lose hope because you had a bad first week. None of that matters now.