Setting a goal and achieving it has always been fairly easy for me in my professional career, but ask me to do something for my personal well being? Well, that’s a whole different story!
Almost 2 years ago now, on a personal march 4ward to living my best life; I began to change my attitude about that. It wasn’t easy and came with a lot of soul searching and emotional ups and downs. The one goal of reaching my healthiest self has been one of the most challenging for me despite my incredible achievements last year.
You see by end of September last year, I was just about 90% to my healthy goal weight. Then life happened and I found myself back in San Diego helping my family take care of my mother who suffered a hip fracture. Before I knew it, my routine of healthy eating and workouts was disrupted.
One would think I would have stuck to the goal and keep a routine at a local gym and buy my Jenny Craig meals at a local center. Unfortunately the stress of the situation and being outside of my environment; beat out any logic. I regressed quickly back to bad habits and while at the hospital found myself stress eating with comfort foods.
That year’s 9 months of hard work losing 40 lbs and exercising regularly; quickly took a downward spiral. It was then that I realized that letting go of bad habits is one thing, embracing new habits is another and sustaining the right habits; is a whole other way of life that would take more than a year of conscious and purposeful action.
Before I knew it, within 3-5 months, I gained back 10 lbs.
Fast forward to almost 9 months later and I’m now at a total of 15 lbs heavier and not feeling my best. I’m thankful that I’m still down 35, but I cannot be okay with ending it there. I am determined to not let this goal go unfinished because it’s important I show that I’m worth it and not allow fear, laziness or procrastination get the best of me. Yes having to incorporate work back into my life for financial reasons is a new factor to incorporate back into my daily life, but I refuse to give up. My experience last year has proven I am capable of achieving success if I just keep focused on the goal and that goal is living my Divine potential by living my best life.
Now let’s MARCH 4WARD!