The biggest barrier that most people face when dealing with their weight is honestly mentality. You can be making the right changes and losing weight and still not be happy with yourself because it’s all in how you feel about yourself.
Personally, I sometimes look in the mirror and still see that two hundred plus pound girl that I used to be and realize it is all a mental game. In order to truly be satisfied with your progress and proud of all you’ve accomplished you have to be in this journey for the right reason. This means setting a SMART goal for yourself. Set a goal that is simple, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound.
For me, in January 2015 I set a goal to lose 21 lbs to wear a size 12 by the end of the year. Though I gave myself so much time I was working toward something every single day. Before I set this goal however, I just had goals to lose weight and would look to other people to be more like them but this, at times, became extremely discouraging . I stumbled across this picture and it just makes sense, everyone is different, your body, your shape, your body fat percentage, your height, your genes etc. so you have to look to you, to make your own goals.
After setting my own goals and reaching them, I set a new smart goal, 160 lbs by March, and once I reached that I realized I could keep pushing . My new goal is to be 150 pounds by my road trip to OVO/Carribana in Canada in July!
I also made myself a promise to not compare myself or my body to everyone around me, or else I would go crazy!
It is important to not only challenge yourself but to also reward yourself, this is not an easy journey but it is rewarding.
Starting Weight: 220 lbs
Current Weight: 159 lbs
Goal Weight: 155lbs and toned!