So I’ve sort of been on a little hiatus for the past few months. Mostly because of laziness and school and moving and just generally being busy. I’m in the process of updating my progress page. Last time I updated it, I was 166 pounds and lost 19 pounds total. Right now I’m about 150pounds, meaning I’ve lost 35 pounds total. 2014 is making me feel really motivated, so hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with this blog more often!
Today I came to a harsh realization that was at first a disappointment… I’ve gained back weight.
At first it was a crushing blow. I knew that I was not longer at my peak health-wise, but the true impact was unknown. I had spent the last year slowly losing momentum, both figuratively and literally. I had reduced my workout times and frequency. I had stopped focusing on eating well, more eating conveniently. My drive wasn’t there. I had other things to think about that gave me happiness - A new boyfriend, a new career, a new niece. But if I had kept pace with my health, I believe my sense of happiness from those other new prospects in my life would have been remarkably higher. I feel as though I’ve lost out on that part of my life, even though it was better than I could have ever imagined.
I thought to myself as I looked at the scale this morning, “I have only lost 76 lbs”. Only. only. ONLY. That one little word tugged at my brain for a few minutes until my former fitblr/healthblr took over, and I mentally slapped myself.
Only? ONLY?! Those 76 lbs should be a medal to celebrate. Sure, you lost over 92 lbs at one point in your life in the not so distant past, but that ONLY proved that you can do it again and do it better, wiser, stronger, faster. What does ONLY have to do with it? That one measly little adverb that can crush what should be a celebration.
I once lost 92 lbs. I’ve succeeded beyond what the once obese middle school, high school, and college me thought I could achieve. I also didn’t just lose, I gained drive, stamina, determination, and the realization that I once succeeded, so I can do it again.
Here we go, 2014. Let’s kick 2013’s butt and bring back 2012’s mentality to live the best I can.
Who’s with me?
I love this post
I needed this
All these lovely ladies weigh 154lbs. We all carry weight differently, don’t live your life by an outdated chart. Find a number that looks and feels good.
TAKE A GOOD LOOK. WEIGHT COMES IN DIFFERENT SHAPES AND SIZES.
THIS ^ OH MY GOD the amount of times i’ve tried to get through to people about this!!! LEARN IT FOR CHRIST SAKE.
This is the perfect visual.
this is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here’s me being a major dork earlier, because I finally went down a size in jeans! Whoooooo! 🎉 Ps I’m only 12 pounds away from my goal weight!!! I never imagined I would get this close to my final goal. Stay motivated, y’all! #fit #fitness #fitblr #fitfam #health #healthy #clean #eatclean #cleaneating #OHYEAH #happy