One step at a time
It's the little things that add up to bigger things...
What a week! I hit a new level on the scales... 67.9kgs! My clothes fit, I have energy and am so close to my goal weight of 66kgs.
I'm definitely getting what I paid for, which is a weight loss system that is easy to do and works. In four weeks on the program I have lost 4.8kgs, and all up I've lost 5.3kgs since 1st January.
I am in disbelief because:
1. I didn't know if I could really commit to it.
2. If I did commit, I wasn't sure if the program would work for me.
3. I was scared of failing.
There is no doubt in my mind that I will now achieve my goal.
Doubt is a killer. Why does doubt fill our minds to destabilize confidence and self belief? It is so easy to not start something due to fear of failure. So doubt is intrinsically linked to fear. Fear of being the one that couldn't do it. Fear of quitting. Fear of not being able to control what I put in my mouth.
However over time I have learnt a new skill. That is to challenge my doubt and to take it on with self-belief. With confidence that I can achieve what I set out to do. And with the permission that if I do fail, it's still okay because I tried. When we fail, we learn something. We learn that it wasn't the right time, or we didn't have the right level of commitment, or it wasn't the right thing for us. But it's not a failure in the reason for our existence, or a reflection on all of the other qualities that we possess.
The Positivity and Motivation
The Walk and Talks
Making new friends isn't always easy. Coming into a new group and creating a community around similar goals and interests is much easier though. Waking up at 5.30am and heading to Winmalee for our weekly Walk and Talks makes me feel happy. I'm happy to go and see people who are on a similar eating pattern and focussed on moving their bodies as much as me each day as me. It's great to hear everyone's progress. It doesn't matter how much you want or need to lose.... it's the same system for all.
How good is roast lamb!
This week I bought a beautiful big leg of lamb and roasted it for two and half hours. I bathed it in fresh rosemary from the garden, garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper. The smell in the house was amazing.
Moments like the sound of my husband and son just appreciating the flavour and textures, enjoying the caramalisation and crusty edges, and demolishing the roast baby potatoes makes me happy. I replaced the baby potatoes with a peach and enjoyed the refreshing change. It's good to finish a meal feeling very satisfied, not stuffed full and knowing that in 90 minutes I will eat again!
When I add up how much money I would have spent putting this weight on my body, it makes sense that I should invest in a program to take it off. Let me count the ways I am now saving money...
No more Canadian Club or red wine, dark chocolate, cheese CC's, eating random food out, being lazy with food preparation, buying unnecessary junk foods/snacks/marshmallows in the shopping. I am also saving a track load on not having to up size and buy a new wardrobe of clothes in a larger size. I can wear all of my beautiful clothes and only buy clothes because I like them and they will sit well on my new body.
For a ten week program this is costing around $50 a week. I'm buying my health and energy back and that's worth every cent to me. My ongoing cost will be around $30 a week in vitamins/supplements and the sacrifices we make in the budget replacing old bad habits will even out the costs at the very least.
The Pilates Inspiration