Personal Health Intiative Training

And then some…!

Well, I finally did it! I have officially reached my weight goal. When I got on the scale this morning I really did not expect to see the numbers that showed up on the screen. Not only did I reach my goal, I surpassed the number I was shooting for by 4 lbs! Wow, I never thought it would happen like that. I have worked EXTREMELY hard to get to where I am now. It has been difficult. I will not lie to you and say that it was easy and I never got down on myself. I went through many emotions from January up to this point. There were weeks when I binged on cookies and cake and felt guilty afterwards. There were days when I did not workout knowing full well that I should have. There were days when someone would make a negative comment and I actually took it in as if it were true and doubted myself. I realized that anytime something negative happened, I would go eat, get depressed and get close to almost giving up. There were weeks when I did not lose weight and there were weeks when I gained weight. There were days when I told myself I hated working out, I hated my body, or I was not good enough. There were days when I questioned all that I had set out to do. But you know what?…I thank God for those days. The down days were exactly what I needed to get over myself and out of my rut. The rough times made me stronger and now that I have EXCEEDED my goal, I realize that if it were not for the tough days, I would not appreciate all that I have accomplished.

After I was down and out from not completing my goal of running a marathon, I almost gave up on living a fit lifestyle. I wanted that 26.2 sticker on my car but my body would just not allow me to do it! I finally went to therapy and have done everything the doctor told me to do. I am stronger and know for sure that I am in the best shape of my life now. One day I will get that 26.2 sticker on my car but my focus has changed so much. I incorporate healthy eating with a well-rounded approach to fitness and I have fun by changing up my routine on the regular. I understand that variety is what will keep me in this thing for the long-term. My mental state has caught up with my physical state which was the connection that was lost for all of those years.

If I can get to this point in my life, anyone can. I have never been a confident person. As a child, I was very shy and sheltered. I never had the courage to step out of my comfort zone and live out my full potential. My concerns were centered on what everyone else wanted for me. “What will they think…,” I don’t know, I guess I am just tired of always being on the brink of success but never really giving it my all. Well, this is what happens when you go all out! You actually get what you want! Who would have guessed it! LoL!

So now what? Now that I have surpassed my goal, I have already set a few more in my mind though I have not written them down yet. It is important to keep setting goals for yourself so you can stay on track. I’m not going to lie…I still have a little concern about maintaining my current state but as soon as I finish this post, I am on to researching and reading about how to maintain my fitness level. Now is not the time to slack off. One more thing…for those of you who told me not to lose anymore weight…BOOYAH in your face!! LoL! (Sorry I couldn’t resist). LOL!! All of you out there who have a goal, you better go for it! Get up and go get what YOU want…not what anyone else wants for you.

“When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible.” – Nido Qubein

“Big goals get big results. No goals get no results or somebody else’s results.”         -Mark Hansen 

“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, learn about them or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” – Denis Waitley

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