Weight management is becoming a real part of my daily life. I flipped the script on old habits and everything that used to be so important now evolves around weight management. I have exercise classes and personal training built into my calendar and they take precedence. If I do have to miss a class, I really miss it. Sure I don’t “love” the sore muscles, winded work outs and pushing my body but I do love the results so far. And I love the journey. This journey is showing me I am stronger than I thought I was and that I can start and accomplish new goals, even at 40. To help maintain, I attend a weekly Forever Fit group meeting. This is a free group comprised of previous Fit Mind Fit Body graduates and gives us an opportunity to get together to discuss where we are and seek support with our goals if we need it. We set goals each week and then come together to discuss how well we did the week before. One of the members stated an exercise goal and I piped in to accept that goal with her in addition to my own. Each time I did the exercises, I text her. That felt great that helping her was really helping me. The people I am meeting while losing weight are becoming friends. Birds of a feather flock together and we are flocking towards better and better weight management. True, my feathers are ruffled, tattered and flying everywhere but the flight is starting to smooth out. It is becoming second nature. Who said that?! Oh, I said that! Weight management is becoming second nature. I am down a total of 40.8 pounds! I am slightly ahead of the goals I set for myself more than 8 months ago. By now, I made a goal that I would be 303 and I am 299.2. Back then, I thought, how am I going to lose almost 40 pounds? For the first time in more years than I can remember, I am under 300 pounds! My current goal is to consistently see that scale stay under 300 on a daily basis. Goodbye 300, see ya never, it was nice knowing you, we spent a lot of years together, it’s not even breaking my heart to leave you, it’s me – not you. 300 asked me if it was someone else? Yes, I did find someone new, I’m dating 200 for the next few years. Feel free to follow my progress and comment on what you left behind in the name of better health.
Written by PurplePearls