Today topic is what keeps you going on your weight loss journey.
I won't lie I really don't like losing weight. Now the loser clothes and confidence boost is a major plus! But let's get real when you've spent the last 5 years living the college lifestyle enjoying burritos and burgers, the last thing you want to put in your mouth is an alfalfa sprout. C'mon burger or sprouts? Really is that a hard question.
This weight loss journey has been my hardest yet. I have been tempted more. I have faced more trials and struggles. Every other time I lost weight, it appeared to just melt off. Not this time. I guess God is teaching me patience. He is probably also teaching me that in my life, no matter how much I plan, His plan for me reigns over all. I am learning more and more that this weight loss is becoming less about myself and my inner raging vanity and desire to be on the cutest girls to walk through church doors ( alright there was a slight...okay big confession). God wants so much more for me than to be WORLDLY pretty, He wants more than anything for my heart to centered on Him and that my life glorify Him and make Him known.
With all these trials and lesson God is teaching me there are many things that keep me going
So these are the carrots dangling in front of my face as I walk this journey..some vain...some not so vain
Energy Level and Attitude Plain and simple when I treat my body right and fuel it well, my energy soars!! I love that feeling. The endorphin hormone is a face of mine ;)
Ultimate Health Numbers I want to have the ideal blood pressure, BMI, waist to hip ratio, waist size, etc. For simple reasons of health. I mean so much of this weight loss journey is a struggle of vanity vs. health (hmm another blog post..score!)
Confidence Granted my confidence has increased some, but I can't wait for the day where I can walk in somewhere and strut my stuff with confidence. I want to be able to pick out the most (modest) yes fashion daring outfit and walk around without the fear of wondering what people are thinking of me in that outfit.
Smaller pants...duh. Who doesn't want a smaller pant size. There is something about the feeling one gets when their pants are falling off and they can easily slip on the next size smaller. I won't lie, I do dance when I put on my "skinny" jeans seamlessly. It's the small things in life right?
Bikini I wore one in Hawaii 6 years ago...there will be another bikini summer...by golly.