Keep Looking Ahead
by Meggan Larson
One of the pitfalls that I used to fall into a lot was celebrating small victories with off plan treats. Nothing says way to go like a donut am I right?? Each time I did that though I would be so frustrated with myself and end off even further away than from where I started. It was such a frustrating pattern but I didn’t seem to know how to get myself out of it.
I now know that one of the reasons I did this was because…
I wasn’t looking ahead. My goals were not far enough into the future and so I would hit a mini goal of 1-2lbs and I would “celebrate” aka eat junk and gain even more weight back. Something I’ve found super helpful is to keep my long-term goal in front of me. What that does is keep me on track no matter how awesome of a week I’ve had. This week I’m down to my lowest weight in quite a while and instead of patting myself on the back with a pizza, I’m just nodding my head and continuing on. I’ve got a goal to get to and I’m not playing around anymore. There is nothing I want more right now than to reach that goal and know that I gave it my best. Sprinkling in total pig out sessions is not conducive to me reaching my goals and therefore I’ve had to cut it out.
What habit have you been doing that needs to be kicked out the window? What is it that you know you should stop but you haven’t yet? You’ve got to focus and determine that you will stay on this path no matter how hard it gets. Once your mind is made up, your body will naturally follow. Set that big goal and tape it to your mirror so that when you don’t have an awesome week (because you no doubt will) it won’t derail you. Instead, it will spur you on towards the weight you’ve been trying to get to for a long, long time. Let’s finish this marathon together friend.
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. 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!