Our Failures Do Not Define Us!
Sunday, January 31, 2021
I have lost weight over and over again. You could say I am a weight loss professional; but not a very successful one. Why? Because I always gain the weight back. Because I apparently have not learned from my past mistakes. They say Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results; but I know I am not insane. 😜🤪
On my current journey, over the last six months, I have lost 58.9 lbs and I have 5.2 lbs. until I reach my goal. Once I meet my goal, will I keep the weight off this time? Yes!! I will!! Why? Because this time it is different.
Our failures do not define us! Learn from them, grow from them, make changes because of them. Use them to move forward to a new day, a new strategy, a new mindset, a new YOU!
In the past, I have devoted all my time and energy into losing weight, without any focus on the aftermath. By the time I hit my goal I felt invincible; which is fine as long as you have a plan moving forward.....and I didn’t.
I know you have probably heard this before; but losing weight and keeping it off MUST be a lifestyle change! So, from the beginning of this journey, I have been incorporating steps to prepare my body to keep my weight off.
I have lost my weight in cycles, periodically inserting times of adding a little more food and maintaining that weight, and then rewarding myself with a cheat day, before starting all over again with a weight loss cycle.
Your body works hard to lose weight, so the maintenance cycle gives it a chance to rest and restore itself before it begins working hard again. Sometimes this is hard; because you impatiently want to reach your goal.
The cheat day is a way of letting your body know that it is not starving. It gives you a chance to eat a few things that you have been craving, and also gives your metabolism a jumpstart for the next cycle. This day can be scary because you will intentionally gain weight. What kind of weight loss strategy is that???
Well, the final outcome remains to be seen; but so far, my new strategy is working wonderful for me! Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t all been easy.
Getting healthy takes time, and planning ahead, and a lot of patience; but the reward of accomplishing you goals, looking better, and most importantly, feeling better is worth the effort!!!
Stay tuned to the final countdown and beyond!!