One of the biggest feelings of defeat is when you have a "target date" arrive and you're not even close to where you wanted to be, because you got tired of trying and quit. Even if you were halfway to where you wanted to be, it would feel better than it feels to be nowhere close. You can't help but question yourself - where would I be if I had just stayed the course. The same general principle applies to slow progress. If you only lose half a pound a week, that equals 25 pounds over the course of a year.
The phrase finding your truth can be applied to just about any aspect of your life. Maybe it is the truth about your parenting style, the kinds of work you are and aren't cut out for, how you handle yourself in different conflict situations, how you communicate, etc.
Today, however, I am talking about achieving and maintaining a healthy balance of food and exercise through your truth.
How many calories do you eat? How many calories do you burn?
There is a lot of truth in the statistic that losing fat successfully is 80% based on nutrition and 20% based on exercise. Do you have a plan? Do you really know what you’re eating?
Look at you go. You're on a path. You're preparing your food ahead of time, eating right, finding time for exercising, and losing weight. Jeans that haven't fit in years look great on you. You are starting to feel more in control in all aspects of your life. This is good stuff.
There's a relatively new term making the rounds on social media: Fit shaming. I had never heard this term before, but instantly knew what it meant and that I had been the target of it before.