Starting for the Last Time
Monday, October 07, 2013
I'm done starting over. I'm ready to change. I'm going to start exercising again. I'm going to stop eating out. I'm going to do this, I'm going to do that...how many times have I said this same thing to myself? More times than I can count. But this time...I don't know. Something seems different. Something NEEDS to be different.
Yesterday I had a lazy Sunday, and spent much of the day watching TV in bed. While I was channel surfing, I came across the show Extreme Weight Loss. At the beginning of the show, this girl weighed 314 pounds. She worked in a school like I do, she worked a second job like I do, and she was 24 years old, like I am. 314 pounds. She had been trying for years to lose weight, starting a plan, losing some weight, then falling off the wagon and gaining it all back, plus some. It really struck me, because many of the things that she was saying were exactly how I felt, and what I had done in the past. In a year, this girl lost 159 pounds, and looked AMAZING. I was inspired.
This girl committed 100%. She threw away the junk food, she didn't eat out. Even though she lived with her family, who tried to support her, but weren't following the food plan, she cooked for herself, exercised 2 hours a day, and she did it. She got down to her goal weight.
I know I'm not to that extreme with my weight yet, but I could get there, very easily. I've fallen completely off the wagon, I don't even pretend like I'm trying anymore. So I'm done starting over. Starting today, I'm committing. I will eat better. I will go to the gym everyday. I will stop eating out (except on special occasions). I can do this. I can change my life. I can be healthy again.