Today I have woken up on the other side of yesterday! I feel energised, revitalised and ready to kick butt. Thank you SP friends for coming to my pity party and offering such wise and wonderful advice and support!
Upon reflection, I'm nearing the 2 month mark and from experience this is often a time when my rose-coloured-honeymoon glasses come off and reality kicks in. As IAM146POUNDS put it 'In truth, I suspect that this is the reality of a weightloss journey that lasts two months, it is just that very few people ever keep it up that long. We are all the 5 percenters, pioneering new territory'.
When I reflect back on what I have accomplished towards my health and home and personal life make-over over the past few months, it is more than I have accomplished in half a decade, so for that I am grateful. Abiet I am showing signs of being impatient for results, but that is my character and that is something I am working on!
I am learning through this journey that It's all about balance and being able to live outside of the 'perfection' zone (as WENDYJM4 put it 'we are usually our worst critic' and that is me to a tee). It's all about reaping what we sow and about being flexible. Above all, life is a journey with no destination and we need to find happiness where we are right now.
I could not agree more with IM146POUNDS in her statement yesterday that my 6kg weightloss is my new kind of normal, which explains why I can no longer visually see a clear difference in my weight.
From here on in, I'm taking it back to basics. Starting Sunday I'm weighing in weekly, tracking food and completing my weekly exercise program including weight training. The results I'm looking for are not going to happen if I'm sitting on my hands being a bit precious about what I choose to do based on what I'm comfortable with. I can't fool myself because the results speak for themselves.
There have been two articles recently on SP that have made me realise even more that I need to dig deeper and go harder.
8 cold, hard truths about exercise
5 Reasons you are not losing weight
SP and the amazing people here continue to impress me each and every day.
Have a wonderful day/night everyone and above all, I love learning from you all. Together we can do this!