It's already almost 2014. You know what that means? Resolutions. Yes, you make up this long list of things that you want to accomplish and by the time Valentines hits, you're already forgetting where you put that list. A year ago, I made a goal to lose some weight. I thought maybe 25 lbs. January came and went and I kept telling myself, come on! You have to do this. February hit and I was still thinking that way, but so much that it was consuming my every day thoughts. I just knew that I had to start losing weight. I made the choice then to just do this and it was for the long haul. I've had plenty (LOTS) of slip ups, days where I thought I just am going to stop weighing myself or moments when I cried because my hard work was not showing (or so I thought). However, because I woke up each day with the attitude of wanting to change, I DID! Consistency is a huge role in weight loss.
I have thought of some Weight loss Resolutions. Yes, I still have some since my journey is not over and will never be. I will always have a food addiction. I will always want to go back to my old ways and some times I give in. This time, I am different though because I have accepted the idea that this is a journey and I never will be able to eat "normal" (whatever that means) and I am okay with that.
Run 3 more half marathons
Reach my goal weight of 165
Wear a size 6
Run an 8 minute mile
Hike Mt. Timpanogos (7hr steep hike)
Get into biking
Now, I realize for someone who is just starting their journey or thinking of doing so, they may think that these goals are something they can NEVER relate to. I totally get that. I almost have to laugh at myself as I never thought I would be typing ANY of that up there.
If I were to write out my 2013 Resolutions, this is probably what I would have written:
Run an entire mile without walking
Wear a size 14
Run a 12 minute mile
Sign up for a 5k Race
Get into running
Join a gym
Last year, I was 92 lbs heavier, a strong desire, but no real direction. I just did what I knew and over time did more research, met other weight loss seekers and found my way. I still am playing trial and error, but have taught myself so much just like you can. Don't think that this is something you can never accomplish. It's definitely false.