Not giving up, no matter what!
Friday, April 01, 2011
I'm up 1.2 lbs today. No, this is not an April Fool's Day joke. I'm not discouraged, hopeless, or frustrated. I did Level 1 of Jillian Michael's "30 Day Shred" 3 days ago. Today I can almost walk normally. The past 2 days I was limping around, groaning when I stood up or sat down; it was comical.
I know sometimes people won't change their weight tickers if the weight is up. I did it for a reason. I'm hoping to inspire others to not give up! In my posts I often write about how the scale can fluctuate. I have been tracking my food & eating within my calories this week. So how can the scale be up? Well, it happens sometimes. I think it's because my muscles are healing. Muscles can retain water, did you know that? But, for whatever reason, my weight is up 1.2 lbs. And I'm not worried because I know it will go back down.
When I joined SP 12+ weeks ago I made a commitment to myself that I would NEVER GIVE UP, no matter what! That means, no matter what! That means I am not quitting because the scale didn't give me the number I wanted. I am not quitting because I re-gained 1.2 lbs. I read so many posts & blogs from members who are ready to give up if they "only" lost .5 lb that week or if the scale isn't moving. It is normal for weight loss to vary; it happens even when we're doing everything right. I'm here to show you that I am not going to beat myself up or stop my healthy lifestyle changes just because the scale is up this week.
I'm not even upset about it in the least. Really! Because every day I feel better & better. Because I'm fitting into clothes I haven't worn in a very long time. Because I have more energy. Because I'm eating healthy and my skin looks great. Because I no longer make excuses why I can't go to the gym. Because I want to be an example to my SparkFriends & teammates.
If you read my last blog about "putting it in writing" (or if you didn't, read it now!) I wanted to put this in writing: I will never give up. I will keep working towards my goals and then I will maintain my healthy lifestyle. I will be here to support & encourage all my SparkFriends and then to work together to keep the weight off.
So don't beat yourself up and don't give in. We will all reach our goals, eventually. There will be ups & downs, just like in life. Simply make a commitment that you will never give up, no matter what!