Don't let Time get away from you ...
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Way back at the beginning of February, I blogged about not letting Time get in your head. You know those thoughts that start to creep in, as day after day you work HARD to eat right and exercise. They sound something like, "I've been at this for x weeks now. I know I'm doing the right things but this is going to take SO LONG at a pound a week. Look how far I have to go, this is going to take forever." I know when I dwell on how long it will take, it's a lot easier to talk myself into something that should not go into my mouth if I plan to get to goal and maintain the lower weight. I start to get wobbly in my thinking and in my resolve. "If it's going to take me six months to lose this weight, eating this one thing isn't going to make that much of a dent." Very slippery thinking, especially when I've made it to goal once before and know that it takes commitment, perseverance and shear grit at times.
The reality is the journey must be started! The commitment must be made, the line in the sand drawn. I've wobbled my way through multiple false starts this year, struggling to get back into the rhythm and routine that I KNOW will work for me. I haven't gotten to the point where I should have the luxury of thinking about "Not letting Time get in my head"!
I have to be willing to go the distance this time. I can't keep letting Time get away from me. If I had stuck to plan in February, I'd be at goal today. Period. And I know this to be true because that's what I did in 2011. It took six focused months to get to goal and I maintained it for two years, with a wobbly third year in there. I did not stop, I did not give in, I did it.
So I will continue the hard work started during the In-Between Challenge with the Champions in the Kitchen Crew. I will not let Time get in my Head in the way down, but I will NOT let Time get away from me.
This time, I Will Not Stop!!
Who's with me?? Let's Figure This Out for Good!!!