I had an amazing three-Smartpoint breakfast that it was so delicious and satisfying. It gave me the boost I needed after spin class. While I’m not at goal, yet, the healthy lifestyle that I wanted for myself is here already:
Preparing food I love to eat, engaging in activity that is fun, and taking time to reflect each day is all part of my action plan. In the beginning, each of these was goals, but now they are part of my life. I think of them as my trifecta for weight loss and healthy living. The reason these work for me because they are interlocked into why I am doing this.
My why for weight loss and healthy living was to get back my energy, to feel more confident, and to stay as healthy as I can for as long as I am able. I want these things more than an extra piece of cake, or another glass of wine. Taking on this challenge has profoundly changed my life in so many surprising ways. For a while, it felt as though I were disconnected from my true identity. I didn’t recognize the person looking back at me in the mirror. I didn’t know where to begin so I never fully started.
The one constant thing was attending my Weight Watchers meetings with my sister. I would sit quietly and listen and see other members getting to goal. I was sincerely happy for them and I couldn’t figure out why my own journey hadn’t locked in for me. That changed when I started to write about the journey. Writing these posts is the thing that changed my perspective. Writing each day is the outlet that I need to flex my thinking and grow my understanding of how I can be successful. Dedicating myself to writing every day actively makes me think consciously about myself, what I need, and what I dream for myself.
I wonder, what do you dream for yourself? What do you want? Why do you want it? These are the questions that spark long-lasting change. Ask them, and know you are the one person who can find the answers. More tomorrow…