Thursday, January 6, 2011

The magic of a year.

I have this friend on facebook who has posted these random "ecards" with funny insight on her page. The first one that I posted yesterday was meant to be funny but this one well.. I felt it BLOG worthy!
Here's the deal:  We decide we are FINALLY going to do it, and get all pumped up RIGHT?!?!  And then.. we are perfect for like 3 days and we get on the scale and WHAT??  1/2 a lb!?  THAT'S IT?!?!? 
And we give up.  Exercise and nutrition was a dumb idea anyway! ;)  And a year goes by.  And some of you.. are sitting in the exact same spot you started last year with nothing to show but maybe a little reassurance that it can't be done and an overwhelming feeling that you are meant to be fat FOREVER! 
I was one of these people!  I had decided to embrace my fat self and take the world on in my awesome Lane Bryant jeans.  I DO GET THIS!
So this is where the card comes in.  When you give up.. you deny yourself the opportunity to grow.  So what if you have 100, 200 or even 300 lbs to lose???  The point is this: you have an opportunity to be successful by just sticking to it.  If you lost only 1 lb a week.. then by this day next year you would be 52 lbs lighter
When we give up on ourselves, on putting forth effort into reaching OUR goals... we deny ourselves the opportunity to become better.  Not better because our pants are smaller... BETTER because we have learned to push ourselves, learned that the limits we make up in our head are BULLSHIT!  That we can do things we never dreamed, never thought were possible.  That we can prove people around us wrong by finishing what we start.  That we can wake up a year from now and say.. I can't believe it's been a whole year since I started this crazy journey!!  LOOK AT ME NOW!!
Just make a change. Change your diet.  Start exercising. AND KEEP DOING IT!! You've got this... you've just got to believe it, and you will be unstoppable!


Angelfire said...

Thank you sooo much for this encouragement!

Tammy said...

You are so awesome! Thanks for your inspiring words!! I am going to share this! :)

HayleeBean said...

What powerful words, my eyes weld up in tears. My friend just told me about your blog. I'm just starting my journey and my mom said something to me that has stuck in my head "go all the way". I have about 55 lbs to lose and when you look at it in numbers it can be quite daunting, but when you think of it as a life change and a year long goal... you know you're in it for the long haul so you better just be happy. If I look remotely as good as you do in one year I will be thrilled as punch! Congrats by sticking with it... I helps all of us fatties know that it really is worth it :)