I wrote a post about motivation back in 2018. It still applies for me today. Nothing to delete or edit. I will repost the last paragraph here:
“Whatever your reasons for losing weight are, you can do this. Don’t wait for the big jolt of motivation, it may not come. Do it because you want to and because you have the ability to make a better version of the incredible person you already are. Love yourself either way.”
Please love yourself, no matter where you are on this journey, or even if you’re not on it. Yet. I made that mistake and didn’t like myself much either, all because of what other people told me about my weight my entire life, but also because of what I thought when I looked in the mirror. Other people’s opinions shouldn’t matter, only my own. I let them get in my head. No more.
This time around, I’ve updated and revamped my blog, now it’s time to update myself. The last year saw too many pounds come back, but not all of them and I’m proud I’ve gone outside that statistic that says most people regain all the weight in five years. What “motivated” me this time is just not wanting to go back to where I was, physically and emotionally. No big jolt of inspiration, bells clanging, music resonating. Just have to do it. There’s more of me to love at the moment, but yeah, I still do . Last time I was this weight, I wasn’t liking it or myself. I love that I feel differently this time.
So, if you’re reading this and you’re unhappy with your weight, with who you see in the mirror, tell yourself how great you are and how the time and effort to make some changes will be worth it, because you are, now, and further down the road on this journey.