I think that old saying of “Age is like a fine wine, it gets better with time” is pretty darn close. I don’t know if it is because we learn and grow from our mistakes or if as we get older we tolerate more things but I find as each day passes, I’m able to resolve a lot of things in my life that I may have considered an issue before. It could be because I have three kids to run after and don’t have time to catch up on things or let things bother me but for the most part, I think I can say I’m pretty happy with everything.
Except this one thing………..
I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching over the last month or so. Well from about a week after I posted the last blog (I know it’s been a while, ease up!). I didn’t take full advantage of the results I could have achieved during the last loser and the same for the one before. I was scared I was losing my mojo when it came to working out. Yes I know that in between all this time I went back to work, I wrote a mutual funds exam, I have three kids (three and a half if we factor in the husband), etc., etc…they are all valid and I don’t consider them excuses but during my “soul searching” period, I admitted that there will always be some type of factor that will stand as an obstacle and it is up to me, and me only, to conquer it. I can rely on friends for support but in the end, I am the one who is accountable.
So during my whole soul searching, I think I had a revelation….I’m not even sure what revelation means exactly but it makes me feel good using it so even if it doesn’t make sense, dont’ bust my bubble, it’s my blog. It’s nothing that I haven’t been told before, my poor doctor has been preaching at me about it since he was “blessed” with me as a patient in 2001. Basically that revelation is that I didn’t put the weight on in 12 weeks so why the heck would I think it would come off.
Now calm down Nellie, don’t misinterpret that to mean that I thought I was going to lose all my weight in 12 weeks….I’m not that crazy but I did have what I understand now to be unrealistic expectations.
So I have a new plan….yes another one but I think this one is a good one unlike all my other ones….
It’s my 33 month plan…..STOP LAUGHING…no it’s not a typo, it is my 33 month plan. I have 33 months until I hit 35 years old. If I lose 5 lbs per month that will be a total of 165lbs…which will put me where I want to be….5 lbs a month, that’s doable…that’s realistic…and I know I can do it. So there, I dreaded typing it because then it’s out there and no longer just in my head for me to see whether I’m successful or not.
Mary Ann weighed me last night so we have my start weight. I will weigh in once per month and will update you on how I did. I commit to blogging at least twice per month….better than what you are getting now and I think again it’s something I can commit to and stick to.
Here are some rules for my 33 day challenge for you…..
You cannot judge me based on what I eat or don’t eat…that’s all.
You can support me, encourage me, and give me any and all tips you have to getting your water in. Heck you can even drop off water for me (Thanks Stacey!!). Drop your ideas here or email me at email@example.com. If you send them to my email I can respond, here it is harder to respond.
Thanks everyone….and here is to month 1 of 33!