You guys are rocking the exercise! This is such a great way to get a head start on the busy holiday season and prepare your body for the madness! There will be so much going on for many of us and temptations will be all around us. This week will be the first true test.
The goals this week are three-fold. I want Thanksgiving to be about something other than food! We talked a lot about this yesterday at the Bariatric Breakthrough Challenge here in Ephrata, PA and I loved the attitudes I saw.
I want Thanksgiving to not be a time of anxiety for you, but a time of joy and family and fun. I want you to really reflect on things you are thankful for in your life. I want us to motivate each other and inspire each other. We are a family of people struggling with obesity and together we can move mountains and lose mountains.
I know many of you are posting in the private group, and I am totally fine with that for people concerned with privacy, but for those who are not, even if you post in both places, please post on the main page so that others struggling can see your inspirational thoughts and ideas. We will only count the posts once for the contest, but would love to see more activity on the main page! Again, for those with privacy issues, we are 150% FINE with you just using the private page.
Here is what I want you to do this week. Start a new page in your notebook and at the top write: TAKE MY VITAMINS!! and I CAN RESIST! Each day, I want to see three things posted on the page and written in your book. This week, I also want you to go back each day at a time when you are feeling discouraged or down, and look at the exercise you did last week and be proud! Then go look at the things from week 1 that you can do now since your surgery or losing weight, or for the newbies, look at those goals.
BE PROUD!!! TELL YOURSELF YOU ARE A SUCCESS!!! YOU CAN DO THIS THIS WEEK!
These are the three things I want to see on the page each day and in your notebook:
1. Something you are thankful for in your life that is a direct result of your weight loss, or for the new people a result of your decision to lose weight.
2. Something physical you did that day to treat your body well- a walk, a swim, playing football with the kids, etc.
3. Something you are committing to do to make Thanksgiving less of a temptation and more healthy. For example- I will make my own plate and not pile it high, I will skip the dessert, I will eat protein first, etc. By Thursday, you should have a BIG LIST of ideas to make getting through the holiday weekend MUCH EASIER AND LESS TEMPTING!
I also want all of you to think less about the food and think about how to make the holiday about family and friends and loved ones. Oh and football …… (ROLL TIDE!)
You can do this. Go into the day with a PLAN AD BE SMART!!!
Also, don’t forget to tune in tonight at 7pm CST/8pm EST to “Fit Living”! If you are not on the Gulf Coast, the link to listen online is here: www.fmtalk1065.com YOU CAN DO THIS!
I AM SO PROUD OF ALL YOU HAVE DONE SO FAR! YOU ALL INSPIRE ME AND MAKE ME WANT TO DO EVEN BETTER!!!
There is something else I want to know, this is not for an entry in the contest, but I want to know if this is helping you so far. Has it helped you stay on course? Have you lost any weight in the last two weeks? Tell me how it is helping you! Leave those comments here on the blog. You all rock!!!