This weekend we went to Little Rock, Arkansas for our nephew's lacrosse tournament (that's him in the white #6 jersey). It was such a blast and I've found another sport that's super fun to watch! It's a lot more physical than I would've guessed and reminds me of hockey. The weather was terrific and it was great spending time with family!
Here's us after game two! One thing you may or may not be able to see is how totally baggy my jeans are. They're really big in the waist and ultra saggy in the backside! YAY! I bought this sweatshirt last weekend when we were in Shreveport and it was an XL (that's down a size)! It's really exciting to notice your clothes fitting loose on a regular basis.
It's crazy that while I'm thrilled about my clothes getting too big, I'm wishing it was happening faster; wishing I was seeing and feeling more weight loss results. How frustrating it is when your mind wants to focus on the negative aspects and short comings. It's a constant battle. As easy as it can be in some areas, it's just as difficult others.
This is the very reason that focusing on your dream is of the utmost importance. When you focus on the weight loss advantages YOU defined and envision how different you'll feel when you've reached your goal weight or size, it puts everything into perspective. It helps you focus on what's positive, what's important, and what's necessary to make your dream come true.
I didn't blow it completely this week, but it was my worst week since I started on Wednesday, December 28. I haven't worked out one time in a week and I was almost 500 calories over weekly budget. It's the first time I've gone over since I began.
Part of me wants to cry about it. The other part of me wants to scream about it and hit something. HARD. But the majority of me wants to prove to myself that it won't get me down and my dream is more important than some bad decisions I made (eating more than I should, finding excuses to not exercise, etc.). I want to prove that I CAN do this. I want to see my before and after pictures and feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment in how far I've come and the certainty that I never want to go there again.
So with that, I leave us with this: