The one year anniversary of my journey is nearing and it’s been front and centre of my mind for a few weeks now. Why? Well because I guess I feel that I should have lost more weight by now.
My original thought process was to lose weight, secondly to lose 30kg and thirdly to not put a time limit on it.
It was and still is after all a “degree in skinniness”. How long does a normal degree take? Years!
So why do I feel that I should have done more by now.
It’s very easy in the fast paced life that we lead to put deadlines and numbers on everything. I need to step back and remember what I have achieved. I have lost 28.6kg in almost a year!!
What does that mean…..
That means that for the last 362 days I have logged into MyFitnessPal and counted calories, I have had a thought process around almost every piece of food that has gone into my mouth. I have consciously thought about when I will exercise next, I have planned and tracked my little heart out.
It’s been tough!
My focus may have changed in the last few weeks from a really strict diet to easing back a little and adding different types of exercise however I am so very proud of how far I have come. I know I have inspired others because they tell me and that makes me want to succeed even more.
I also realised that this entire time my BMI goal was slightly off because I am taller than I thought I was, only by a cm but it changes where I know I should be. I have never strived to be within my healthy BMI because I never thought it would be remotely possible that I would have the drive or support to get where I am today.
I guess what I am trying to say is that regardless of what the number says on the scales on Wednesday I should be really happy (it doesn’t matter that exactly one year has passed).
I know that I will keep going with my healthy lifestyle and continue to make exercise and activity an essential part of my life. I want to live a long healthy life with my three beautiful boys (yes hubby is one of those) and enjoy what life can offer us without having to worry about my weight.