I’ve been doing the Med-Fit plan for nearly 5 months, and I’m happy to report that I’ve lost weight every week since starting back in November! Some weeks I lose 5 lbs and some weeks I only lose a pound or two… but I’ve been fortunate enough to always have a loss on the scales. Staying motivated isn’t always easy – especially when the scale doesn’t reflect the work you put in… so I wanted to tell you about a few things that keep me motivated – because we’re all in this together!
CONNECTING WITH MY WHY
I try to connect with all the reasons why I started this… being around for my son, being able to do activities without fear that my weight will hold me back, shopping in any store I want for clothes… they’re all still valid! So keep revisiting your WHYs because they’ll keep you fired up!
At the beginning of this journey – Emily asked me to write down a word that reinforces my goals… and my word was CONSISTENCY. I have this word written on a sticky note on my bathroom mirror and I look at it every day. It reminds me that slow and steady wins the race. I’m in this for the long haul, and the only way I’m going to see results every week is if I stay consistent.
I’m going to share a secret with you… I’m a bit of a half-asser. It’s not because I don’t care, but because of my perfectionist tendencies! If I can’t do it perfectly then I don’t want to do it at all. But I decided that if I was going to do this I was going to give 100% - even if it was messy and imperfect. My blogs are fully transparent and real because I’m sure people out there can relate to what I’m going through. When I meet with Emily I go all-in… I lay everything out and I don’t hold back because I know that healing won’t come from secrets and half-truths. When I work out with Julia – I honestly complain the whole time (because she’s tough and I’m kind of a baby), but I give my all and get it done! Give 100% of yourself to the process – because this journey is too important to half-ass!
IMAGINE THE FUTURE
I’m down more than 50 lbs and 4 pant sizes… and I’m starting to get really excited by the changes I’m seeing in my body! At this rate, I’ll be looking really good by summer… and I’ve been daydreaming about wearing tank tops and shorts (which I haven’t worn in years because I hated my thighs) … and hiking and paddle boarding with friends. I’m feeling so good about where I’m at in my journey that I’m allowing myself to imagine my future at a healthier weight and smaller size. I find that at this point in my weight loss – a little visualization goes a long way to keep me motivated!
So those are a few of the ways I keep myself on track and motivated! If you have anything to add – drop me a line on the Transformers FB page!