Motivation To Lose Weight | I’m Starting To See The Light | Days 66-69 of P90X 90 Day Challenge

by Erica

motivation to lose weightI had an epiphany today!

The past 3 days have been absolutely crazy for me. I’ve been on calls all day long, sitting in on re-launch meetings of a company I work with and I’ve been so BUSY that I haven’t had time to blog.

Firstly, my apologies for that as I did promise to blog daily … however I’ve made a breakthrough that I know will be so valuable to you.

Let me share with you how this epiphany evolved.

On Day 66 I got up at 5:00am and went through my usual rituals.

I made a cup of coffee, got Matilda (my Mac) booted up for the day, then I settled into my affirmations. Yes, I’m still writing out, “I look like Lara Croft from Tomb Raider.”  I feel a bit silly about that one as I have only 21 days to go and I’m a long way from looking Lara Croft. However, I’m a long way from where I started too : )

I wrote my blog for the day which normally takes me to about 9:00am. At that stage I make my breakfast which for this month is yummy oatmeal.

Then I got stuck into my re-launch projects.

By 4:30pm a curious thing had happened. I looked at the clock and thought, “Oh sh!t, I forgot to eat!” Now the thing is I schedule my exercise for 5:00pm so this posed a dilemma.

I had a quick snack of rice crackers and then failed miserably at 5:00pm to do my workout which was ‘Back and Biceps.’ FUHGEDDABOUDIT!!!!!! It was a wipeout.

So I vowed not to do that again.

So Day 67 comes around and I get up at 5:00am and repeat my rituals.

I was going about my business and it was a super busy day that day, and I got a text around 4:00pm from my husband and I looked up at the clock and go, “Oh no! I’ve done it again!” I forgot to eat!

That day I was lucky as it was Yoga. I made my way through it.

Again, I say this is never happening again.

So what happens on Day 68? You guessed it … by mid afternoon I was so caught up in all I was doing, I forgot to eat again.

So what is my epiphany?

Now I am in no way at all promoting skipping meals as a way to lose weight. In fact that’s the worst thing you can do because it causes problems with your blood sugar levels and it makes it more likely that you’re going to snack and do silly things at night.

Like eat spoonfuls of Nutella straight out of the jar! Yes I am guilty. The Nutella Monster finally got me! After 60+ days, I succumbed. Do I feel guilty? Nope. I’ve given that game up long ago.

Back in the saddle is my motto now. No guilt, no shame … just get back to business.

So here’s the revelation …  I’ve been so busy with my business, that I haven’t had time to think about food. It hasn’t been my sole focus.

When you’re dieting, that tends to be where 100% of your focus goes, right? I believe this is part of the problem. We’re focusing on sticking to something and for some of us, this is not bringing us the results we want.

If we have too much time on our hands, our minds tend to wander to our ‘program.’ And from my personal experience, when I’ve been on a diet and I’ve had too much free time, sometimes I’ve driven myself nuts with a tug of war of wanting to stick to my diet and wanting to break my diet.

So here’s the thing. Do you think if we were all motivated by something apart from dieting, but had healthy eating and exercise as a PART of our lives, instead of it being the WHOLE of our lives, that we might be more successful at adopting a new lifestyle?

And what if that ‘something’ was about making life better for everyone in your family and not just you? Do you think you would be motivated to make a change in your life if you knew it meant you could lose weight and make a difference in the lives of those you love?

Could this in turn be the motivation to lose weight you’ve been looking for?

I think this just might be the answer.

I have something brewing … I really believe I’m onto something here … stay posted. It’s going to change the way you lose weight forever … I just know it!

I’m off to exercise, and yes, I remembered to eat today : )

 

 

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