So it happened a few weeks ago, I was walking up the big staircase at work (my work area is on the 2nd floor and there is no elevator) and it happened. It was that motivation I needed to begin working out and losing weight. I can honestly say I had that almost 7 years ago when I was able to lose 35 pounds but even trying to repeat that moment wasn’t enough to encourage me to lose weight.
I was walking up the steps and I could feel the bulge of my stomach down between my thighs on this particular day and that was it, I was done, I knew my journey of health was finally going to happen once again.
That was a little over 2 weeks ago. I haven’t lost tons of pounds. I’ve lost 3. But it’s better than gaining and I’ve been plagued with a ton of migraines so jumping around in the evening and provoking more headaches hasn’t exactly been on my list of things I want to do. But I have exercised and I’ve done well in staying within my calorie range. I’m sure I can do better, but sometimes it’s easier to start off slow and work your way up to bigger milestones.
It’s all about believing in myself. I’ve not stopped eating anything in particular, just tracking my food and trying to exercise when I am able. I’ve done the 20 minute Zumba basic exercise and some Leslie Sansone “Walk It Off in 30 Days”.
Photo above from www.startdominating.com
I truly believe that weight loss is 99% mental and 1% physical. It’s all about re-training yourself to eat better so you can feel better. It doesn’t happen overnight and there are moments when you truly have to talk yourself into not indulging on your vices.
If you want to follow me on my weight loss journey I’m BeckyS222 on Sparkpeople, I would love to connect!