“People think, Oh, there’s something wrong with her. She’s putting on weight. I’m like, ‘Oh, no! I’m sorry, but that represents happiness in my emotional world'” – Kelly Clarkson
This morning, I stepped on my digital nightmare, the scale. The atmosphere in the bathroom was different somehow – less judgemental. Could this be the moment? I placed my bare feet on the cold metal strips and waited for my fate to be revealed. I had achieved my first weight loss goal – 199.0 lbs. by the end of February.
I began this challenge with the mindset of being less than 200 lbs. In fact, weight loss was the only real intention, until I realized this entire journey was about more than a number on the scale. This challenge is about me.
I set realistic expectations for reaching my goal. I tried to be steadfast in my pursuit of carrying out “the plan”. And yes, at times, I cheated on my diet. I’m not going to lie. I love food. Did I go to the gym every single day? No. However, I recognize that rest is a necessary balance to the total equation of fitness. Each day, I write in my blog for mental and emotional awareness. I reflect more. I share my accomplishments. I am more mindful of myself and my environment. I am happier and healthier.
Today, I achieved a goal. And I am very proud of myself.