This week I’m posting my weigh-in a day earlier due to some other blogging obligations for tomorrow.
A couple weeks ago I gained a few pounds back. It was frustrating. I had been working so hard and had come so far. Then I gained. I didn’t feel like I had done anything to warrant that much gain, but it happened anyway.
I saw that old number back on the scale and I felt defeated. I wasn’t sure I wanted to go exercise that morning, but I did. I wanted to beat that number. Yet, while I was out on my run, my words were defeating me.
I kept going. It wasn’t easy, knowing I would have to share this failure. I kept going because I didn’t want to let one little failure drag me down. There is always that possibility of things not going according to plan, but I have to be willing to look past that. Look at my goal.
My goal is to live a healthier life forever. I can’t just quit because of a bad number one week. It’s not just about the number, though that is a way I can measure progress. It’s about how I take care of my body, what I put into it and getting the exercise I need each week.
I chose to finish my run that day. Every day I choose. Am I going to give up? or keep reaching for the goal?
Before and After
This week I finally made it back to the weight I was, plus an additional pound lost! I now only have to lose 8.5 more pounds to reach my goal weight! That seems like such a small amount compared to how far I’ve come.
Weight last week: 152.5 pounds
Weight this week: 150.5 pounds
Total weight loss this year: 33.5 pounds
What will your choice be today?
Are you going to give up or continue reaching for your goal?