There is No Try. Only DO.
Well as you can all tell from my updated Total Weight Loss numbers for the end of the year (22lbs)… I did not behave very well over the holidays! I am hoping that most of the weight is what my husband calls “loose weight”… you know, the stuff that hasn’t officially taken a permanent hold on my bum yet and is most likely to fall off quickly. I have to say though, I am actually just happy to be starting this year lighter and healthier than the last. That in itself is a win. Did I get to my total goal of losing 145 pounds? Nope. Did I get close? Not really. Did I lose some weight? YES! 145 pounds is a hefty, no pun intended, goal and it will take a while… at last count I have been trying for 3 years!
This year’s goal is to end the year under 200 pounds. Still a chunk, no pun intended, of weight to lose no doubt, but I think it is doable. The key is consistency of effort… keyword effort. Last year I started strong and by the end of the summer I fizzled. This seems to be a trend. When the New Year spark fades and real life takes hold losing weight becomes effort and when I don’t put in the effort I don’t lose weight… simple as that. And yes, we had yet another year with a big huge stress factor, but all-in-all, we are alive and well. I have been trying to figure out what the key is in losing weight. I have been trying to figure out how to stay on track with exercise. I have been trying to understand why when I am on track the scale doesn’t always cooperate. I have been trying to relax about it and go with the flow… see a pattern here.
Trying is not actually doing. While this may seem very logical to most people to me it was an epiphany. Trying is talking the talk. Doing is walking the walk.
This years motto is “There is no Try. Only DO.” ( adapted from the critically acclaimed 1984 film Ghostbusters). It is a quote that gets used very creatively in our household, and therefore, seemed very appropriate. Let’s break it down… Do = Effort = Results! So this year I am not trying to, will be, might… I am doing, being, finished with that! Already in the first 5 days of the year I have had to correct my own intent and language several times in my head, but I have to say that it feels good to be in active change not just planning for it.
As of this post I am on Day 7 of my 31 Day juice only reboot. I am proud to say that I have yet to enact the “eat my own face” clause… this is the year that I actually make it through 31 days of juice only…. I can feel it! I even helped my man make chili, with gooey cheese, and tortillas 2 nights ago and while I may have involuntarily drooled on my shirt… I did not cave! Not caving for the first 31 days will hopefully set the tone for the rest of the year.
Don’t forget to check in on my progress on the 3 challenges I have set for myself. I created a 2015 challenges tab as well as posted two extra charts on the side bar tracking my efforts in the 365 Days of Exercise and 31 Day Juice Reboot challenges.
Feel free to comment, cheer, give a pep talk, and share your own progress in the comment sections of the challenges or on any article for that matter.
Cheers to the Year of Do!
Happy New Year!