I never want to look back and think ‘what if’. You only get one chance at life and the most important thing is for me to know that I have given it everything, fulfilled my potential and been the best that I can be. – Chrissie Wellington
I can say honestly and clearly that I have never been 100% committed to losing weight. Not once, not ever. Not even when I lost all the weight a few years back. I’ve said again and again I am committed to this one thing, and have never truly given it 100%. Even in weeks when I lost 5 pounds, I still took it easy some days, giving myself a pass when I didn’t own up to letdowns or mistakes.
One of the most helpful things is knowing I’m not doing it alone; I have Weight Watchers, I have Rachelle, and I have you. Whether the You is someone I know (John Young, K, Wheelerworksers, etc) or someone I don’t, it doesn’t really matter. You’re here and that helps me to be reminded I’m not in this alone. There’s someone to report to, someone to lean on, and someone celebrate with.
I missed my meeting on Friday; I was working pretty hard to be able to enjoy the long weekend. But I could have made time and gone. I might not have lost any weight, and maybe that’s why I didn’t make it a priority. It’s something I have to do, because even facing up to failure is a way to succeed.
When I think about what Chrissie said above, I think I don’t want to be sitting here 4 years or even 2 years from now and have to say I didn’t commit, I didn’t fulfill my potential to be healthier, to be stronger, to be faster. Because as I’m doing that very thing right, it sucks.