I’ve Fallen and…I Will Get Back Up

work in progress
Only 2 weeks left in the 12 week Fit Mind Fit Body program. Man, that went fast. The week 10 lesson is Get Back on Track – Right Away. In the previous post “No Matter What? Really?”, I touched on stumbling and challenges with weight management. I am excited about having the tools to help me when I fall off the plan. Why am I so excited you may ask? For me, this is all brand new. You know how it felt to have a new toy, an exciting experience or trying something that you found was fun? I had the same feeling but one of the tools is this lesson of getting back on track right away. The newness wears off after a while. But, I am delighted that I will have a way to maintain when the hype of starting the program dies down. This line of thinking has been a part of our discussions so it gives me comfort to know that when that time comes, I have a formula to make it through. I have never been intent on losing weight but I am not immune to the horror stories of yo-yo weight. Hearing that you can fall in a trap and gain all the weight you lost plus some does concern me. I am thankful that we are having this discussion. Talking about it shows me reality. Weight management is a lifestyle and there is no sugar coating to make it seem like it will always be easy. I like that. Give it to me straight so I know what is ahead of me. One of the activities in the group was to make a memory box or have a place to keep all the positive weight management experiences along the way. The day will come where I will have to look back to gain strength for what is ahead. Knowing that I am building in help now so I don’t fall too far is pretty cool. We are getting mentally fit so that when temptation comes to fall into old habits or not practice what we learn, we have a mental and physical place to go. The physical place is Fit Forever. After this program ends, there is a maintenance group where we can meet to go over all of the skills and get support from others that have gone through the program as well. I have been off track but I have been able to get back on using what I have learned. I am down 18 pounds and can hardly believe the progress. I am a work in progress. Feel free to follow my journey and comment on how you stay on track or get back on track.

Written by PurplePearls

About PurplePearls

PurplePearls started writing a transformation blog to chronicle her weight loss journey which began when she joined the Mindful Bodies 12 week Fit Mind Fit Body program. She shares her hopes, fears and experiences as she journeys to lose 160 pounds.
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