Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Weight Watchers: Time


It takes time to change your life. I often ask myself if I really have time for this Weight Watchers thing. I persistently say, yes I do. How much time does it really take? 

Time to track my food intake - It took a huge amount of effort to convince myself to track. I know that if I track my food I will reach my goal. I believe that this is the main habit I need to focus on because it helps me with all others. 

Time to prep my meals - I don’t eat diet food. My family and I eat the same things because I don’t want to spend time cooking multiple menus. Meal prep is often the recipe for a good week for me. I start by making a menu for the week, shopping for groceries and cooking some of the food. Cooking all my lunches for the week is a great use of my time. Preparing dinner ahead of time is also a great use of my time. I am encouraged to keep these good habits going. And yes, I’ve considered taking the easy way out but some foods we eat just taste better when I make them. 

Time to exercise - I remember building this habit around 13 years ago. I remember it was not a natural choice for me. I remember saying every day “I enjoy exercising and I exercise often.” I wish that did the trick. I had to challenge myself week after week to reach my goals. Here I am, 13 years later having to stop myself from over doing it. Taking the time to exercise aids my health goals. I have found that self-control, even in this area, is the best choice for me. 

Time to celebrate - Weight loss rewards are not a big source of motivation for me anymore. What really motivates me is the final product: reaching my goal weight. I have learned that celebrating the journey is wise. This morning for example, I stepped on the scale and I was up 0.4 lbs from last week. I am choosing to celebrate the fact that I tracked most of my meals this past week. I was able to do some major core training. I celebrate every awesome runs I had last week. 

This is how I keep my attitude positive about the weight gain because feeling awful will NOT lead me to my goal. Today, I will celebrate the wisdom I gained last week. Looking even further, I’ve been celebrating the fact that I am 10 lbs leaner than I was last year. Thanksgiving will lead me straight to my goal. It takes time to change my life. I believe that as I invest my precious time in my health I will reach my health goals and I will be the wife and mother God calls me to be.

Goal for the week: Track 4 days at least with the ww app. Exercise at least 4 times.
Start Weight: 175 lbs
{Goal Weight:} 136 lbs
{{Current Weight}}: 167.2 lbs

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