This is what success is made of...
Thursday, January 03, 2013
I gained weight over the holidays- shocker! I partied too much, worked out too little and did not make time for my healthy habits. Is that the end of my journey? Heck no! My former self would have just thrown in the towel but there is no way I am going to do that. I know what to do. I am looking forward to getting back on track. I know that I feel better when I eat lots of fruits and veggies, healthy fats, protein and whole grains. Sugar makes me tired and makes me crave more sugar so it is a vicious circle. I had a good time at all of the parties in December but I have had enough over indulging for a long while. I got to fit in a Wednesday night zumba class and am really going to try my hardest to go again tonight (super hard since it is sooooo cold!!! but so worth it once I am there and see all my very fit friends) My attendance at Zumba class was sporadic at best in December but I did not feel like I was completely out of shape last night- I felt like I could do the highest level a lot so I have not done damage there.
When I continue my journey and lose the weight I gained over Christmas 2012 and continue on to my final phase of my weight loss journey I know I will look back and see that I can overcome anything. That is what success is. Success isn't neccesarily starting a weight loss journey and losing 137 lbs quickly. Success is dealing with the challenges of life and working through them. Success is knowing that even if you do stumble you can right yourself and continue down the path you wish to be on.
My sweet daughter (13) said to me recently, when I was not happy about all the overindulging that was happening this month, "Mom, I am so proud of you for losing weight. This probably isn't going to come out right but if I were you and were so far from being healthy (so heavy at 280+lbs) I would have just given up- but not you - look how far you have come." That was really the best thing anyone could have said to me. I like accomplishing something against all odds. That is what my success is made of.