The Importance of Facing the Music
By Meggan Larson
I made myself get on the scale on January 1st. I knew it would be awful (it was) and I knew that I weighed more than I wanted to (I did). I didn’t bother with excuses, I just did it. Then I spent time with Jesus and forgave myself for getting off track and gaining the weight. I considered not jumping on the scale and instead just getting on track but then I remembered a very important lesson…
My coach Dani Johnson once told me that in order for any journey to be effective, you need to know where you’re starting from. When you go to any travel website you can’t simply book a flight to a destination. The first thing it needs to know is where you are starting from. You can’t get to where you want to go without knowing where you’re starting from. The same is true of debt, and the same is true of weight.
If you’ve followed my articles for any length of time you might be surprised that I’m suggesting you get on the scale. Usually I caution people to avoid the scale if it’s a stumbling block for them. If you’re the type of person that defines your progress solely on whatever number is on the scale then yes I would suggest you put the scale away AFTER you do this first weigh in. When you have a goal that you’re working towards and a plan to achieve said goal, then the number on the scale is merely telling you where you were at when you started the journey. There’s no need to be depressed about it, it’s just a number. Besides, you are the “before” picture right now and that means there will be an after picture as well. If you’ve really let yourself go then the before and after pic will just be that much more dramatic. Take your measurements for the days that the scale doesn’t move to show you how far you’ve really come.
Remember that this is a journey, not a race. You may stumble and you may fall but don’t let that stop you. There are times when you have gone so far off track and messed up so badly that you simply need to make a brand new commitment. It happens! If that’s you then make a new commitment to yourself to get back on track and get to your goal in 2016. If you’d like some accountability and help to do that with a very small group of real people doing this together then please feel free to join my Facebook group here. Only request to join if you’re serious about getting to your goal this year! Imagine how amazing you’ll feel a year from today when you take that after pic. Is that image in your head? Now take that very first step to your success by making a commitment to your health for 2016. You can do this! And I’m happy to help.
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!