If you have ever tried to lose weight, you know how hard it is to keep on the right track during the weekend. BBQ’s, parties, golf outings all make it very difficult to stay on track.I am no different. I fell of the wagon a little bit this weekend. The wheels didn’t completely come off, but I strayed from my path. I had less focus, and I’m not proud of it.
Why is it so easy to eat right, workout and be motivated during the week and then lose all progress during the weekend? I’ve realized that to be truly successful, I need to change from this being a diet, to being a lifestyle change. I need to tell my friends “no” when they ask to go to the bar. I need to limit my beer intake when I play golf. I need to ask for a side a fruit instead of french fries at the restaurant. It comes down to desire and will power.
I reflected on my weekend and I was a little angry with myself. Why did I let temptation get the best of me? I have no answer to this. Something good has come from me being angry at myself. I now know that I want it. I want it bad. If I wasn’t angry at myself for a bad weekend, I wouldn’t feel like it was important to me. Since my feelings are so strong about a bad weekend, I confirmed to myself that losing weight and being healthy is important to me. Its worth putting up a fight.
Those words are so easy to write down; so hard to apply. But I want this. I must do this. I will do this.
Be well. Feel great.