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Complacent is not good enough!

Sunday, November 03, 2013

A funny thing happened to me last week when I realized I was FINALLY in the normal BMI range. I became complacent. Granted I started this journey as an obese individual, topping the scales at 198. But I want more than just normal!

It's true that I've been struggling to get back to a normal BMI for over 15 years! But complacent still isn't good enough! "Just normal" still isn't good enough! 154 pounds still isn't good enough! Granted, a few months ago I didn't think I'd ever see the 150s again, yet here I am!

However my ultimate goal is 138, so I still have a ways to go.

I still have work to do.

I still have better things in mind for myself.

So one week of complacency is all I'm allowing myself.

I have 16 pounds left to go and eight weeks get rid of it, if I'm going to reach my self imposed 2013 goal. So it's back to work for me. Yes, I have made amazing progress in the past 6 weeks but I'm not ready to throw in the towel and accept where I am today.

I WANT MORE!!! Or should I say less...... SIXTEEN POUNDS LESS!! And I WILL get there! If it's in my power,.... and with God's blessing, .... I WILL get there by December 31, 2013!

So it's back to work for me. Back to following MY plan for WL. Back to lifting heavy weights 3 days a week. Back to running 4+ miles 2-3 times a week. Back to pushing MY limits! Yes I have reason to celebrate BUT I don't have reason to quit! Not yet!!!

So if you see me slacking off, ask me what the heck I think I'm doing! Hold me accountable! Remind me I'm not finished yet! You don't quit running the half marathon when you hit Mile 10! You continue on until you cross the finish line at 13.1! Quitting early doesn't win you the medal. There's no fanfare There's no cheering crowd congratulating you for a job well done..... cuz you're NOT DONE YET! And neither am I!

16.4 pounds left to go. When I get rid of them, then I'll stop and celebrate! Until then, I'll continue to walk the walk and talk the talk. 24/7/365! My journey! My life!!
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