I’ve been following a life journey over the last 7 months. It’s involved a changing body shape and interestingly enough a changing mental shape too.
I wanted to give you an update on where I’m at with my physical body – today I weighed in at 100g under my personal goal. I set this goal when I first began back on 23 July 2013. The last time I was this weight (60kg) was in 1999 and I think I maintained it for all of a month before slowly following the typical rebound scenario, up and up and up and oh yes, up again!!! Until finally arriving at a never before reached peak of 82kg. Isn’t this the typical scenario for so many people?
This is called Yo-yo dieting in the media today. It’s also a heartbreaking situation. For those of you who, like me have been through all of the different types of diets recommended, pushed, tantalisingly held in front of us over the last 30 years, you will know that I’m at a point of ‘how long will this last”. Physically though, I now know about nutritional rebalancing as a lifestyle, I’m confident this won’t occur because my insides have had a shower!
However, interestingly, things have also changed for me mentally this time. Usually I think great, and I slow down everything I’ve been doing, hence the yo-yo scenario begins. BUT, what I’ve learnt over my last 6 months journey (by the way, this was 18 months faster than the last time I reached this goal) is that it’s not about reaching the goal, it’s about maintaining the lifestyle you have created.
About a month ago, my gym membership ran out. At that time I was stil 3 kg away from my goal weight. I had to make a DECISION. The decision was about whether or not I would maintain my exercise regime, was it important enough for me to maintain it without the incentive of a gym to attend?
My DECISION was that it mattered to me for my health and for my well being and sense of joy in life to have the purpose in my morning routine to still get out of bed and attend my gym sessions. Yes, I’m fortunate enough to have a treadmill and weights station conveniently located on my back patio!
My DECISION was also that it was about more than just the weight, it was about me showing and mentoring others into believing there was another way, that yo-yo dieting does not have to remain in your life.
Over the last 7 months, my personal development journey has been along the lines of self-belief and also about understanding WHY I’m here, what is my role in my life journey.
In my mind this blog today was to be an update on my weight loss journey, so I’ll also give you those details now, not just my passion about my WHY!!I began my journey at 82kg, I’m now 60kg, a loss of 22kg (or 48.5lb).
My waist has gone from 95cm (37.5inches) to 75cm (29.5inches)
My chest has gone from 105.5cm (41.5inches) to 92cm (36inches)
My buttocks have gone from 110cm (43inches) to 92cm (36inches)
My abdomen has gone from 107.5cm (42inches) to 85cm (33.5inches)
I’m feeling AWESOME!!!
Here are some before and after shots as well
Thank you universe and followers for making my journey so enjoyable.
This journey will be continuing as it’s only just begun – my mission now is to help others achieve their greatness – come along for the ride, it’s going to be filled with passion, love and fun!!