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Motivation in the Weirdest Places...

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Okay, so I've been "off the wagon" so to speak for probably 2 months now. I'm not sure what happened exactly. I went from watching every tiny little thing I was putting into my body, working out 6-7 days a week and really noticing progress to eating complete and total crap and barely working out more than 2-3 times a week.

My weight loss has stalled, and I'm not surprised in the least. I seem to have lost momentum and I'm having a really hard time getting back to where I was. I'm dissapointed, because I was doing so well. I had never lost that much weight before, let alone on my own. I feel like every morning I wake up saying "This is the day! I'm back on track starting NOW" then something happens that ends up throwing me off track. Either my hubby wants to go out to dinner, or someone drops by and brings dessert, etc. I know that I control how I react in these situations ( I could/should order the healthy option, or not have any dessert), but will-power has never been my strong suit.

I was sharing my thoughts and troubles with my mom the other day and told her how I was having trouble finding motivation like I had in the past. That night, something happened: I slid off my engagement and wedding rings.

Since this might not seem to make much sense to anyone who might be reading this, I should probably explain: I haven't been able to take these rings off in over 4 years. They have literrally been stuck on my fingers since 2008ish... I had gained about 60lbs since my wedding. I am now down 30 of those pounds.

It was like someone up above noticed my struggles and wanted to give me a sign to keep going and not give up. The fact that I can get these rings off is proof that this whole journey is not in vain.

Now, every time I need motivation, I simply look down at my hand and touch my rings. It's a reminder of what I've been able to do, but also, a reminder of who I'm doing this for; myself, my husband, my son.

I think I've found that motivation I was missing... :-) I'll be sure to keep more up to date on my blogging too, since that is always a motivator.

Hope everyone has a great week!

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