I have decided to participate in a Weight Watchers Challenge. You may be thinking, why participate in a challenge? For me, challenges are a way to stay engaged in this process. So much of the effort that is required to maintain this lifestyle may become invisible. What I mean to say is this, the changes I’ve made since embarking on this journey are becoming second nature. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t have to be intentional.
Every day I set a new intention to rededicate myself to this cause. I want to get to goal and make these changes long-lasting ones that will continue to improve the quality of my life. It’s scary to think about all the people who start this journey only to peter out and give up. I don’t want that to ever be my story. One way to avoid that fate is to have a caring group of others who understand how hard it can be to lose weight or maintain weight loss. Having a community to share with a powerful resource. One that I grateful for and one I’d like to extend here.
This blog is here for you. I am here to tell you even if you have a small amount of weight or a lot of weight to lose you can do this! Here are five insights that are helping me today:
- Begin by believing that you can do this.
- Keep the momentum going by saying yes to some things and no to others.
- Be realistic know that while you may eat whatever you want there are sensible limits to all food choices.
- Activity should be joyful not a chore.
- Practicing #selflove is not being selfish. You are worthy of great care and attention always.
What is the #SelfLoveChallenge?
I have updated my Tips & Tools page to include these resources if you are interested in taking on this challenge as well!
Day 1: I put myself first by taking time to think through this challenge by writing each day out on this calendar. I think this challenge will be helpful because it gives me something to look forward to each day.
Day 2: One thing I’m really proud of since joining Weight Watchers are the healthy eating habits that I’ve established. It’s not easy to change behaviors when it comes to food. And, it’s really unfair because it’s SO easy to fall back into bad habits like eating instead of dealing with emotions. Having this awareness is priceless to me.