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Making a commitment to my future

Thursday, December 05, 2013

I have to admit, I was really diligent and focused for a while and managed to lose 35 lbs over the course of several months. I was proud of myself, I had worked hard for it! Then life got crazy busy- I bought a house, started panning my wedding and yet I still managed to maintain my weight for a few months. The past few months the weight has started to creep back up and I have gained about 7 lbs back :-(. My work schedule is/was about 10 hours a day unless it's game day- then it's more. I had let myself make excuses because I was busy.

I realize that I am always going to be busy - this is my normal life!! If I want a future in which I am healthy, I need to incorporate healthy habits into my normal, super busy schedule! I don't want to play the yo-yo of losing in the summer and gaining in the winter. I want to reach a healthy weight ( which means a lot more hard work in the beginning) and then maintain a consistent weight!

I officially have 177 days until my wedding, which means I have about 130 days until dress fittings. I want to leave for my honeymoon and feel confident on the beach in a bathing suit.

This means no more excusing eating crap because I am too busy to cook. If I plan ahead and put in time on the weekends, cooking healthy should be simple and easy! This also means no more making excuses for not exercising! I have a gym membership, exercise videos and internet access - I should be able to make something work.

I just have to remember that when I get to the maintenance phase in 6-9 months (which really isn't THAT long) there will be more room for treats. As long as I continue to workout, the occasional indulgence will not harm me. Don't get me wrong, during the next 6-9 months I absolutely expect to have treats, it's just that once I get to the maintenance phase they can be a it bigger and a bit more often :-)
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    962 days ago
  • v JES_IN_ME
    You can do it! I've decided to look at it not as losing for the wedding, but as starting off our marriage as the best version of myself I can be, so I don't subconsciously give myself permission to regain the wait after the wedding! Good luck to you!
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    962 days ago
  • v KEELIE21
    Nailed it!! I spent the last, almost year telling myself that when things calmed down i would put more effort in. But there will ALWAYS be stuff going on. You are so right.
    I want so badly to have working out be like brushing my teeth ya know ya just DO it without thinking! Gotta just stop making excuses, you're ready I know it Tiff!!
    962 days ago
    Oh man, can I relate to the losing in the summer only to regain once the cold sets in! :( Sounds like you've got your head on straight about this though, you can get those priorities in line and make it happen!
    962 days ago
  • v DELIA38961
    you got this ...look how far you have already come emoticon btw : im so glad we are on the transformation team together emoticon
    962 days ago
    everyone slacks a little now and then but you've got this girl! I have about `160 days till my wedding so my promise to myself is to get exercise everyday until then (and after too!)
    962 days ago
  • v MOMMY445
    you can do this! you will succeed and reach the goals you have set for yourself! i believe in you! have a fabulous day!
    962 days ago
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