Just say NO!
by Meggan Larson
We’ve all been there. You’re icing a cake for your daughter’s birthday and you lick the spoon; no big deal, right? Your husband is eating some of your favorite French fries and you pop a couple/few in your mouth – but it’s the last time you tell yourself; I’ll be good tomorrow! But tomorrow never seems to come. Tomorrow turns into next week, which turns into next month, and before you know it you’ve spent another 6 months not being on plan and now you’re even further away from your goal than you were back then! If it sounds like I’m in your head right now it’s because I’ve been there. You won’t receive any judgment from me.
That being said though, there comes a point when…
…we have to say no. No to the off plan takeout because you’re starving and it’s supper time. No to the starbucks cinnamon dolce latte, no to the bag of chips, no to the small off plan dessert. You cannot go North and South at the same time. (Dani Johnson) If you try to go in two directions at once, you’ll just stay stuck. There comes a time when we need to make a decision either to go North or to go South. We will either stick with what we’ve been doing for years and years, or we’ll make a change.
The beauty is that we get to decide which direction to go in. If what you’ve been doing all of these years has gotten you to where you’re at and you’re unsatisfied with the results, then you need to decide to make a change. It takes about 21 days to make (and break!) a habit. Are you worth 21 days? Is your goal? Is your vision? Is your dream? This doesn’t just apply to weight loss; it applies to life in general. Anyone can do something for 21 days. It’s not even a month!
Every day that you succeed makes the next day a little bit easier. The first few days will likely be tough. You’ll go through withdrawal, cravings, headaches, maybe even the shakes! But when you make it through that first week you’ll want to throw your fist in the air for a well deserved fist pump. And I’ll be right there with you throwing my own fist pump and cheering you on!
You CAN do this and if you’re still breathing (which I imagine you are since you’re reading this) then it’s NOT too late. Start today, right now even! Because 6 months from now you’ll be able to say “I’m so glad I started when I did” instead of “I wish I had started 6 months ago”. (Cliché alert!) Today is the first day of the rest of your life – make it count! And when you’re tempted to turn in the wrong direction and go back to your old habits; just say NO!
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! Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and under going 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 loosing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, that 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!
Meggan Larson is not a Trim Healthy Mama expert, associated with the Trim Healthy Mama website. These tips are based on what she has learned through losing 60lbs (so far) following this lifestyle. We are not affiliated with Trim Healthy Mama nor endorsed by them. As with all resources, you should review them with care. We have done our best to make the recipes and all menu plans THM compliant in an effort to assist you on your journey!