Making a behavior change is like learning a new dance step. Af first you have to really concentrate, but eventually, you can let the rhythm of the music guide you. It’s the day before weigh-in and I know that I couldn’t have made better choices this week. I’m not at goal yet and that’s ok. I know in my heart it’s not going to be too much longer. I have all my energy back, and I feel years younger. The truth is the only person who will (most likely) see the difference between me now and me at goal is – me.
The beat goes on and tomorrow I will take my measurements to see if my Waist to Hip Ratio (see Tips & Tools for the chart) has changed. That, more so than the scale is the number that will decide when I reach my goal. Unfortunately, I have a family history of heart disease and I want to do everything I can to stay healthy for as long as possible.
Never doubt that you can accomplish your goals. It might take more time than you anticipated. At times, reaching a goal might take more effort than you think you can muster, and that’s when you have to dig in and push through it. When you feel that way just try asking yourself two important questions, “What if I don’t give up this time? What would accomplishing this goal do for me?” The answers to those questions will shape your future.
DAY 10: Take a selfie and focus on your smile. Consider posting it to Connect with the hashtag #selflovechallenge.