Do What You Can Do Now
|May 15, 2011||Posted by MichelleT under Uncategorized|
It’s not totally about what your body is going to look like when your transformation is well underway, but that is a part of it, and frankly, aside from wanting to be healthy enough to be a bone marrow donor when I began, looking good in clothes was way up there on my list. It was my starting point. We all have to start somewhere, right?
I’m posting these stats because I know there are women out there who, like I once did, have a lot of fat to lose to get to a healthy weight. If someone who had lost a lot of fat had posted their stats where I could see them and relate to them to show me that it was possible to do, I think I would have had an easier time believing that it was something that was possible for me.
So, with that in mind, here they are. They are not easy for me to post, but it has to be done. Keep in mind that I am a 5’4-1/2″ woman, age 45.
Weight: 232.8 pounds
Body fat %: Over 50%
Lane Bryant jean size: 20 stretched out enough that it should have been 22
Body Fat %: 16.4%
Lane Bryant jean size: They don’t make my size
Gap jean size: 2
Again, I post this because there is probably someone out there who is believing right now that there is just no way they can do this because the road is long and honestly, how many people have they seen who have had so much to lose and actually done it and maintained it?
Body-for-LIFE works because #1 – you get to eat 6x a day and let’s face it we need food, #2 you get to work out your body and that creates endorphins and more than likely part of the reason you overeat is because you don’t feel good and those endorphins will help you with that, and #3 if you stick with it long enough to let the good food and good physical activity get your head in a good place, you will begin to be in a position where you can work on the internal stuff, the deep stuff that you were avoiding in the first place by eating and focusing on losing weight.
I believe that I had to get my body in a good place with the nutrition and training first so that I could be strong enough to tackle the hard internal stuff. I had to focus on what I could do before I even knew enough to focus on what I needed to tackle. Make sense?
If you’re too scared to tackle the past issues that made you fat, simply begin by taking control of what you put in your mouth and how you move your body. Once those items are in a good spot, the other stuff will present itself as you are ready to work on it. I still have stuff that comes up to this day. I now recognize it and determine what to do with it accordingly. There will probably always be items, but I am now strong enough to do what needs to be done without punishing myself with extra food.
Don’t let this life transformation process overwhelm you. Do what you can… and when you can do more, you will be given more to do.