Sometimes blog inspiration comes from something I have to get off my chest, the words just flow effortlessly. Other times my ideas come from conversations I have with friends, like the one I had with Sara just last week. Forgive me Sara if I quote this incorrectly, but as we were talking about our weight loss journeys, she said something like ‘if I decide if I’m going to make this a 2 year journey….’ That really resonated with me. It was like an eye opener that there isn’t a DUE DATE on my weight loss. So what if it takes me 1 year or 2 to get to my goal, I’ll get there eventually. The point is that the healthy habits I am creating stick with me for life. It’s been a struggle the past 4 months to see ANY progress.
With that in mind, I decided to try a bit harder. Last December I bought a book called the 17 day diet. I saw it on the Dr. Phil show and it looked interesting. I won’t get into the details in this post, but basically it’s a plateau busting diet that you follow in 17 day increments. I opened up the book, and my eyes were drawn to a line that read “if you are overweight, then you likely do not have healthy eating habits.’ Well duh. But it’s true isn’t it. I am overweight, and it’s because I’m not eating as healthy as I could be. So I decided to give the diet a shot, figure I might as well since I DID spend money on the book ;). I’m on day 3 today. I promise next week I’ll write a full update of the diet and whether or not it worked for me.
So that gets me to the part about inspiration… I was thinking about what I would write about this week, when I happened to see a link to a Pinterest board flash by on twitter. If you’re not familiar with Pinterest, it’s a bit like a virtual bulletin board where people can post pictures, quotes or ideas and share them with others.
Yesterday I saw this:
So I went to the gym.
I saw this:
and started thinking differently about my size 12 body.
I saw this
And believed I could do it. I took a look in the mirror, and decided I’d do this:
and will start thinking more like this…
What about you, where does your inspiration come from?