I have spent the last few months in some serious self reflection friends. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I turned 30 or if I’m just in a strange phase of life that leaves me wondering-what am I missing? What is holding me back? Why do I still NOT feel completely confident in the person that I am?
I wrote this post HERE about teaching our daughters about beauty and that’s when it clicked for me. That post was my AHA moment- which I definitely did not anticipate! Here I was desperately trying to teach my little daughter about loving herself and in the meantime I was my own worst critic.
I have struggled with my weight nearly my entire life. I know the feeling of insecurity like I know my own name. Writing that post helped me find the missing piece of my own puzzle. It helped me find my WHY for wanting to lose weight.
In the past I have wanted to lose weight for myself, for my husband, for my kids, for the beach…all good reasons- JUST NOT MY MAIN REASON… Today my WHY is different and its a WHY of SO much value that I think I could actually be successful. My WHY for weight loss lies in this perfect face-
I want to show that little girl that a WOMAN can do anything she sets her mind out to do. I want to show her that YES the journey will be difficult but we can do hard things. I CAN DO HARD THINGS! I want to be the example she thinks of when she is faced with her own trials in life. I want to be an EXAMPLE for her of making healthy choices and maintaining a healthy self image. Most of all-
I DON’T WANT HER TO STRUGGLE LIKE I HAVE STRUGGLED.
Look- here’s the deal- I have tried lots of different programs and have spent lots of money (Sorry cute husband).. None of them worked for me.. because I didn’t work for them. This time though- I am trying my own program. Not because I claim to know anything about nutrition (clearly) but because I have spent 30 years now in this body. I know what makes it happy and what makes it hurt. For that reason I’ve come up with a few of my own guidelines. Maybe you could do the same for your own body. Here is what I will be experimenting with this week on my “journey to health.”
(I’m not sure what it is about milk/cheese but they hurt my stomach and make my face break out like a teenager) So- Its time we call it quits little cow. Nothing personal..
NO EATING AFTER 6PM-
This one is a little flexible because I’m a flexible kind of girl. Basically though- I’m going to call it quits after dinner. That should be interesting..
TRACK EVERYTHING THAT GOES INTO MY MOUTH-
Blah. No fun there. I am using the myfitnesspal app for this and it makes it slightly better than the old fashioned pen and paper…and I can’t write EXPLODE- which is what I used to write on my food journal:)
WATER WATER WATER-
I like water so this one shouldn’t be too hard. I like Diet Coke better though. Tricky.
I like all of those things. I also like oreos/pizza/and LOTS of carbs too. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do though. Changes friends.
Ha! Just kidding. Totally healthy but just not my style. One step at a time yes?
MOVE MY BODY-
I’m not talking gym membership type stuff. I tried that once or ten hundred times…I’m talking walking/running/jumping on the tramp with my babies/chasing the dang dog down the road (again)… Starting small..
BE FRIENDS WITH THE SCALE-
I made this little weight loss tracker HERE and it hangs on the wall next to the scale to keep me accountable. It has a place for your WHY and a place to record thoughts/goals/weight. Print it out and use it friends! It will make a great little page for the scrapbook (next to the picture of you in your bikini- of course).
That’s it friends- Is it a perfect plan? Nope. It feels manageable though and I think it’s a good start. What’s your plan and what’s your WHY?
There is great POWER in finding your WHY…and it doesn’t only apply to weight loss! What is holding you back friends? Is it a person in your life? A job? An insecurity of some sort? It’s time to dig deep.
Join me in finding your WHY and lets walk this path together! Its a lot less intimidating when you have friends by your side. Who’s with me? Comment below and share your WHY for ridding yourself of whatever is holding you back!! Or.. help a girl out! Who’s got advice? Tips?
TIME TO DROP THE WEIGHT THAT’S WEIGHING ME DOWN! SIANARA SUCKER!!
*Stay tuned NEXT THURSDAY for a weekly weigh in.. and also some FREE resources to help you on your own journey!