Flip The Switch
By Meggan Larson
I’ve been talking a lot about the importance of goal setting and breaking down said goals into weeks in order to determine exactly what you need to do this year in order to reach your goal. I’ve been using the passion planner to do this and it’s been going super super well. I knew it was good advice, not to toot my own horn or anything, but I didn’t realize just how good it was until this past week…
I lost 3lbs the first week of January which was one and a half pounds more than I needed to lose to stay on track so I was absolutely thrilled. Then I went to a girls weekend and indulged in a lot of crossovers and probably more heavy S meals and snacks than necessary. When I got back on the scale I was up half a pound from the week before and I started to get discouraged. Then I started trying to do the math of how many pounds I had lost minus the half pound that I gained and wondering how in the world I was going to keep track of that in 6 months. Then all of a sudden I had an epiphany. I don’t need to keep track of all those numbers. Instead, I wrote in my passion planner how much I should weigh each week to stay on track to get to my goal weight by next December. Some weeks I’ll lose a lot, and others I won’t lose anything, but what matters is where I’m at in terms of that number each week. When I thought of it that way I realized I only had to lose another 1/2lb in 5 days to make my weekly goal. That was WAY better than being discouraged about gaining! The fact of the matter is that I’m still on track to get to my goal. It energized me for the week and has kept me making good choices all week long. What a difference in attitude and all I had to do was flip the switch in my brain. I really can’t recommend the passion planner enough. I don’t remember ever having a more productive January. If you do decide to get one please give them my email address as a referral so I can give one away on here! (Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com)
Take it one week at a time and focus on the bigger picture so that you’ll stay encouraged instead of having your emotions resemble a rollercoaster.
~ Meggan 🙂
ps…As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one-year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!