How to Tell If You’re Really Committed
By Meggan Larson
I heard some strong words last week and they weren’t that easy to swallow. The problem is that I knew the words were true AND I trusted the source they were coming from so I knew I had to listen. Well I suppose I didn’t have to but I chose to anyway. You see sometimes I tend to take the perceived easy way out. If I’m eating well then I don’t work out and if I’m working out then I don’t eat as well. What this does is keep me stalled in the same place and frustrated that I’m working so hard and yet nothing is working.
The words that I heard last week were…
If you have been working out regularly and eating well for more than a few weeks and you haven’t lost any weight then the reason is this: you’re not committed. Ouch! But if I’m honest, for me it’s true.
I desperately want to get to my goal weight BUT I don’t seem to want to commit to it fully. I either want to eat well OR exercise regularly but for some reason I keep letting myself slack off. I keep thinking that since I exercised and burned a few hundred calories that I’m able to now eat whatever I want. My head knows that this is a silly thing to think but my tastebuds are quite sure that I’ve earned those off plan foods. So I’ve had to ask myself some tough questions this week and in turn I’m going to ask them to you as well.
Are you committed? Only answer that question AFTER you’ve taken a good look at what you’ve been doing, how you’ve been eating, if you’ve been exercising regularly, and whether or not you know that you could be doing a better job.
There are still 13 weeks left in the year which could be anywhere from 6 to 26lbs lost before January 1st. If you want to achieve those results though, you’ll have to commit. No more late night snacking, no more burgers and fries every weekend, no more eating sugar, etc. That doesn’t mean you have to give that up for life but if you want to get to that place where you can eat a burger and not be riddled with guilt that you are stalling your weight loss, then you need to fully commit. Show up for your workouts, stick to your eating plan (whether it’s THM or something else), and do your best to love yourself enough to stay on track.
~ 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!