Sunday, June 05, 2011
So I started this 100 DTS challenge a while ago, and shockingly, I'm still here. I've certainly not been perfect at it, in fact I've downright sucked a few times. But I keep coming back and coming back. Why? Well, it all goes back to one of my first posts on the Nutrition challenge. I mentioned that I'm turning 30 this year and my main goal is that I didn't want to start my 30s fat. This is a great goal for me, as it gives me a specific date (no more, I'll lose weight...whenever), but really it's not all of why I'm here. So far, I've lost about 10-12lbs, and honestly I feel much better. I can keep up with my daughter easily now, I don't feel SO fat in clothes, and my relationships are better as a result. I'm glad that I focused on one goal for this challenge (nutrition), but my real goal in the end is this: To look healthy, feel healthy, and make it a part of my daily life. I already got a shock the last time I attempted to lose weight - I ended up losing less than I thought I originally wanted to because I looked and felt GREAT much earlier than I thought was possible. Now at least I know that the number on the scale is only partly important. I'm looking forward to finishing this challenge up strong and then moving on to some fitness challenges!
So here is my vision statement:
I want to be the kind of person who inspires others with my ability to lead a healthy lifestyle, while working and caring for a family. I want to wake up in the morning and not have to think about what clothing is going to fit me, because I know I will feel comfortable in whatever I choose. For the past 11/12 weeks I have focused on getting my nutrition under control, and while I feel like I've learned a lot I know this is NOT everything. I want to be strong and healthy, I want to be able to rollerblade the mileage that I was able to 7 years ago without worry, and I want to be able to play with my daughter and teach her how to have fun and be healthy.