Another blogger on my weight loss program has been issuing blogging challenges each week. Unsurprisingly I am a few weeks late in starting, so here I go!
Week 1 challenge: Dream it; do it!
Paint me a word picture. Pretend the 12 week challenge is over and you are at the finish line.
What are you feeling? What are you wearing? What can you do? What have been your greatest achievements? Your biggest challenges? How do you feel inside? Just how excited ARE you???
It is 20 August 2011. I am dressing for the end of challenge party which I am attending with hundreds of others on this program. I am excited. Although I am going by myself I have arranged to meet up with others there. I weigh less than 114 kilograms. I’ve lost the 15 kilograms I planned to lose on this program. (Note to blogging challenge God: More would be nice!)
I feel a sense of achievement that today I attended the training day organised for participants. Although I’m not yet running, I was able to take part in the boot camp without shame or embarrassment. I worked hard and was exhausted, but I did it.
As I prepare to travel to the party I am feeling happy and confident with my weight loss and lifestyle changes. But… I do know that I have a long way to go and have to remind myself that I need to continue on my weight loss journey. I cannot relax and ‘stop’ dieting as I have done so many times before. I cannot give up and ruin all of my hard work, waiting for the next round of the program to start. I need to remember that this is FOREVER!