I know for most of you on the challenge it is the end of week 2, but for me, it's the middle because my weigh in day is on Wednesday and I wanted to tie the challenge to that...so there you are :)
This week is going well for me so far and my scale is showing a definite drop in weight which I hope will show on Wednesday night's weigh in at WW. This week's weigh in topic was "Planning" and one of my favourites. I don't always stick to my plan but if I have no plan, I definitely do worse than having no plan at all.
I am meeting my weekly goals at about 80% and since I like the 80/20 rule I’m good with that. I am on day 9 of no processed sugar and feeling really good about my resolve and am even sleeping better and waking up less fatigued. I’m glad that the week 3 challenge will push me to keep that goal.
Although I believe in planning, I also believe in leaving room for life to get in the way. I have a full life and sometimes $hit happens.
I am not one of those people that is going to beat myself up because I missed a work out because I felt like meeting a friend, or reading a book, or playing Monopoly with son instead. I’m just not. This is my life, my journey and I have to do it in a way that meets my lifestyle and my needs, not yours, or yours or yours…or even yours.
Yes, I may be slower at losing weight than others, I may not spend as much time exercising or I may not eat all the right foods – but I am getting healthier, fitter and smaller at a pace that works for me, without overwhelming me, without making me give up, without driving me and everyone around me crazy.
If someone offered me a pill that I could be at my goal weight over night, I would take it in a heartbeat. If there were an easy way out, I would take it. But there isn’t, so the alternative is to put in the work and take each day as it comes and do the best I can with each day I have.
You don’t have to agree. You don’t have to like it. You have your journey and I wish you all the success you hope for.
In other news, I met a blogging friend for lunch on Friday and another blogger on Saturday for coffee and they are both so energetic, so enthusiastic and so inspiring that they completely lifted my spirits and renewed my resolve. I wish Tiffany lived closer so we could DO stuff together more often but no matter what is going on her life she always takes time to check on me and encourage me. She is my daily reality check. I think day to day support is really key for me and I’m lucky to have Tiffany and others who are always supportive and encouraging.