When I started this weight loss journey I think I made 2 big mistakes.
1.) I gave myself an unrealistic time frame to lose 15-20 lbs
2.) I put an end date on this whole sha-bang
So right now I find myself torn between patting myself on the back and kicking myself in the ass because while I haven't met my goal of 145, I am closer to it than I have ever been.
Today I weighed in at 157. The birthday fairies must have been smiling down on me because last week was a HORRIBLE week for both my diet and exercise routine. I thought for sure I would step on the scale today and want to cry, but I was pleasantly surprised by the number staring back at me! I think it is part luck and part due to the fact that this weight loss journey has adapted into somewhat of a lifestyle. I am much more conscious of what I am putting into my body on a daily basis and try my best to work out daily, even when that only means parking my car all the way down the block from work and walking or doing "baby curls". (Thanks, Blair!)
So yes, in theory I didn't reach my goal of being at 145 by my 30th birthday but that doesn't mean I am stopping yet! I have to think that I have changed at least partially on this journey because the old me would have thrown the towel in already. But the new 30 year old me isn't giving up so easily! Will I ever hit 145...maybe. Maybe Not. But I can tell you one things for sure...I will not weigh 160+ again. (Except maybe when I have another child) I am going to keep working out as much as I can and I am going to keep eating as best I can. And even if the number on my scale isn't the ideal one I'd imagined the important thing is I feel better about myself. And that's motivation to keep going.
So is the $80 I get to take shopping with me this week!