If At First You Don’t Succeed
By Meggan Larson
Many of you know (but some of you may not) that I’ve been doing the Trim Healthy Mama plan for almost 4 years now. When I started out I didn’t understand what I was doing and ended up gaining 10lbs. Whoops! I stuck with it though and got on plan 100% for the next 4 months and lost 30lbs. I got pregnant afterwards and was so nauseous that I wasn’t really on plan for the next 9 months. My son was born 7 weeks early so eating right was the last thing on my mind. Once we got home from the hospital and my life settled down again I got back on plan and lost 60lbs over the next 12 months.
Then I messed up again…
I got a little cocky and thought that I would be okay eating a little bit of sugar while I was on vacation. I wasn’t okay. That led to a binge of about 6 months where I gained back 30-40lbs. Yikes. On new year’s day of this year I re-committed to THM and lost 20lbs the first few months. Then I started to get off track again and started slowly gaining the weight back. I was frustrated, humiliated, and ashamed. I knew that I didn’t want to stay this size so I picked myself back up again and started a workout program and started tracking my calories because if I’m honest I have a really hard time sticking to portion sizes and the freedom of THM is actually too much freedom for me at this point in my life. So please don’t take this article as me telling you that you need to count your calories, you don’t. It’s just what I needed to do to keep myself on track and get a hold of my binging. I lost a whopping 6 pounds last week! I did have a few cheats and I’m okay with that because I stayed within my calorie range and there was absolutely no guilt for me which is a first.
The point I’m trying to make is that we all mess up. Some of us (ahem me) more than others. It doesn’t matter how often or how badly you mess this up as long as you keep getting back up and giving it your best again. You’re going to keep messing up, that’s life. But you don’t have to stay there. You don’t have to give up on yourself. The path to success is not a straight line; not by a long shot. It’s up and down, backwards and bumpy.
Don’t ever give up on yourself, you are worth pushing through the failures. And one last thing – you are NOT your failures. That number on the scale is just a number. It doesn’t represent you and it doesn’t define you. You don’t have to stay there if you don’t want to. So brush yourself off, read up on THM to refresh yourself, and get back on that horse. It’s not about how many times you fall. As long as you get back up more times than you fall then you’re golden.
Let’s do this!
***Our very own Meggan Larson has been nominated for a contest where she could win $10,000!!!! Meggan has been such a support and encouragement to so many! Let’s rally together and show her our THM support by voting for her! xo-Angela
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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!