It has been a rough couple of weeks for me, and along the way the scale has crept back up. Add a business trip (which I choose to translate to free dessert with every meal) to the mix and you have one fluffy lady! I don’t feel good and have lost that spring in my step. Something has got to change. And last night something clicked.
Watching The Biggest Loser last night, the story of D (the one who walked with O’Neil) really struck a chord with me. She talked about how her Mom passed away at 56 and her family had a history of high blood pressure and diabetes, but she was going to change that and break the cycle. My Mom died at the age of 56, having obesity and other health problems for the majority of her adult life. I will be turning 33 this summer and it scares the hell out of me (pardon) to think of only having 23 years left on this earth! Especially if I become a mother.
After my mom passed I had a fire inside of me to get healthier for her, I owed it to her to live a long and healthy happy life since she wasn’t able to. That is still in my heart, but now I have been energized with the fact that I want to do it for me. I know I can lose weight, I just need to get back on track and refocus. Everyone can cheer you on but until you have that feeling inside of yourself to push you to make the change, it won’t happen. I got that feeling last night….and it feels great.