Is it just me? Or does anyone else get the urge to suddenly move somewhere else and start a new life? Or get curious as to what life is like for the people living in a certain house? How are the people who travel often? What’s that like for them?
Have you ever had your moment? The moment where you realize you need to change the way you’re living your life? Maybe it’s spiritually. Maybe it’s physical. Maybe it’s emotional.
For me, it was physical. I went to the doctor this afternoon for a chest cold that I’ve been battling for about a week and a half. The nurse called my name and she said “First room on the right. Step on the scale.” I froze for a second. Stepping on that scale to show someone else my weight was the last thing I wanted to do. I know that I have not been living a healthy life. Most days I eat whatever I can find and forget to go to the gym. I’ve been aware of my weight for years. Since childhood, my grandparents have taken my family on an annual trip to Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. For the past several years I’ve been unable to ride roller coasters because the seats aren’t made for someone of my size. I’ve been embarrassed for years, but have never done anything about it. In 2013, I became an Advocare distributor and I thought “Surely, this will be the change I need.” I did a “24 Day Challenge” and loved the way it made me feel, but on that 25th day I wanted to eat so badly. For 24 days I had to eat healthy, but I thought now those days were up I could go back and enjoy the good I ate. That’s not how it works.
Over the years I’ve had several “moments” or wake up calls, but none have been this embarrassing. Tomorrow I am going to order another 24 Day Challenge from Advocare and get serious about losing weight. I want to know what it’s like to be a healthy weight. I want to wear the clothes and shoes that I want to wear. Not just wear something because it fits. I want to live a healthy life and I now realize that I can only do that if I am active and eat healthy. I can’t go a day without exercise. I can’t go a meal without eating a fruit or vegetable.
From now on, I will participate in one hour of vigorous exercise and eat 3 healthy meals everyday. No sweets. No late night snacks. Just 3 meals. This is my vow. I will not have anymore “moments.” I will be able to do the things I want to do because I’ve done what needs to be done to be healthy. My junior and senior year at Freed-Hardeman will be two years that I will remember forever because in these next two years I will reach my goal weight of 215 pounds.
Please do whatever you can to keep m encouraged and on track.