Friday, August 02, 2013
I read a really nice quote today about people stopping themselves from things in life because of a fear deep down that makes them think only other people can do things - especially weight loss. It essentially said that we sometimes make ourselves fail without even realizing it.
I was thinking about this and realized that it's not only true for a lot of people, but it's true for me. I've gotten past the "I can't do it, but she can" stage and I've moved into something completely differently. I think of it as a fear of the end result. I'm not afraid of what I'll look like when I'm fit or thinner. I know my body will feel better and that I'll look better and feel more comfortable in my clothes and such. Here are some examples of what I mean:
1. I participate in both the 5% challenge and the Biggest Loser challenge. I LOVE being on these teams! It gives me a great sense of team work and community with others on my teams. It gives me goals to work toward each week, accountability, and friends on SP that I'm constantly in contact with in the chat rooms.
--When I get to my goal weight I have no need to be on these teams anymore. Will I still stay in contact with my team mates? Will I still be accountable toward my new goals?
2. What will I work toward or look forward to?
--Yes, I realize that life offers a million things to look forward to. But when I reach that final weight loss destination, where do I go from there?
These things seem ridiculous in my head. I know they aren't things I should even be worrying about right now since I still have 36 pounds to go. But, here I am worrying about them!
Well Spark friends, I guess I'm wondering if you all think of these silly things too?!?