Thursday, July 21, 2011
For me learning what weight lose and a healthy lifestyle are all about is important. To me knowledge is power, the more you know the better equipped you will be to face challenges when they may arise . I first learned this when i quit smoking. I had to inform my self of the risks and what the damage would be if didn't stop smoking, i had to equipped myself with the tools and the right support system in order to be successful. In order to be successful in meeting my weight lose goals i too have to educate myself ,make sure i have the tools to be successful and have a support system . When i first came to sparks i thought i had everything in place. I had the knowledge(well some anyways) and what i didn't know i would soon learn through sparkpeople, i had the tools and i had friends and family and of course Sparkpeople to support me through my journey. Everything was in place so forward i went. I lost constantly week after week and it seemed so easy for me but then one day i got hit with alot of stress and then that's when it all went down hill. I started to eat to comfort myself and things spiralled downwards from there. I lost my motivation and managed to put back on most of the weight. Even coming to sparks became a sporadic thing for me. One day i sat there and thought what went wrong how could i be so successful month after month and then all of a sudden that all changed. Well its because i had everything except for one key component. The mind set and attitude to be successful. To me losing weight isn't just about calories in versus calories out and getting in that intentional exercise. Its about keeping your drive and motivation in motion. To do that you need to stay focused and have the right attitude. You not only have to change what you eat but how you think about food and yourself.
You have to believe in yourself and your abilities to be successful , as the saying goes "YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE TO ACHIEVE"
You have to believe your worthy of it. Always remember "YOUR WORTH IT" each and everyone of us are worth the effort.
You have to trust the process. even when the scales numbers don't go down you need to keep moving forward . Never giving up.
You need to have a "CAN DO APPROACH"
You have to embrace the journey, set goals for today , this week or this month and not be so focused on the finish line. The journey can be the most rewarding part of the whole process when we can learn about ourselves .Have fun along the way. Live a little, laugh alot and love much
AND MOST OF ALL YOU HAVE TO LOVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TO DO IT. Remember its not just about a balanced meal plan and some intentional exercise its also about having that CAN DO IT ATTITUDE that will take you to that place you want to be.