During my initial weight-loss, there was an overwhelming sense of urgency to "just do it". I have been trying to get that mind-set back and have been reflecting on what helped me to be so successful the first time around. One thing I remember was this feeling of momentum. I'll explain. The analogy is that of a train. Ok, when a train is sitting still on the tracks, it must use a tremendous amount of energy to get itself moving. It begins to move but it is slow, very slow. As it moves along it starts to gain speed, faster and faster. After a time, it uses much less energy and is being pushed along by it's own momentum. Once it gets going this fast, it takes a whole lot more energy to stop the train too.
The hardest part is getting going! The hardest thing I've found about exercise is putting on my shoes and walking out the door. Once I'm out there, I'm ready to go...I don't ever get half way and wish I had stayed home. The daily exercise will create the momentum I need to keep going and keep doing it daily. Does that make sense?? I feel like I'm on my way but I am in that very delicate period where if I put on the brakes it won't take much to be sitting idle. I did weigh myself this morning and I've lost 2 pounds. If I keep this up I should be to my goal in about 10 weeks. Summer won't even be over!
If you're following along with me I hope that you can push through the hard part and keep going. I know how it feels to want to work for a few days and expect to be able to fit into your skinny jeans already. The goal is a life-long commitment to health. Remember...loosing weight won't make you happy, getting healthy and happy will help you loose weight.