Has it really been 7 months since I last posted here? I mean is that right? Why is it that I'm always able to stay motivated, so strongly motivated... for like a day? And then it's gone. And then 2 months later, I weigh the same and I wonder where the time has gone and how come nothing has changed.
I haven't seen my trainer in almost 4 weeks. We have a tough schedule and it's hard to match up. But that doesn't mean that I can't take what he's taught me and run with it. I'm still a member of the gym. I have all of the tools right there in front of me.
Part of my problem is that I stopped using the Herbalife products, and in doing so, my energy levels have plummetted. I got busy with my dogs, with their training, I got busy with life. And I just quit. I quit everything.
On a positive note, I noticed that I am down nearly 10lbs since I last posted a weight here. That's pretty awesome. But at the same time, it's a little disappointing to discover that it's taken me 7 months to lose just 10 pounds. If I had stuck with my goals and my plan, I could be down 50lbs by now.
I'm in the beginning stages of a new competition with a few of my friends. We are putting $5 each into a weekly pool, and the person with the highest percentage lost gets the pool. It's a big deal, winning $20 a week will pay for my monthly gym membership and my Herbalife products! But I have to win to get the pool. And I have to workout and eat smart in order to win!
I made a decision today. I haven't used Herbalife products in a few months. And I can completely tell the difference. I can feel it. I don't have that awesome, unstoppable energy that the products used to give me. Which in turn makes me lazy and I dont want to workout.
I'm going shopping today. There's an incredible sale that even a shopping loather like myself can't pass up. Buy one sweater get 2 free. Buy one pair of shoes or boots, get 2 free! But I want to look sexy in a sweater! Like I used to!
So I went to one of my favorite shopping sites, VS, and pulled some of my favorite photos. I looked like this once, I can do it again! Dammit! They are my motivation now.
Understand, I don't strive to look like this. My body isn't built that way and I know that. But this is how I used to feel. When I knew I was in perfect shape and beautiful, I felt like I looked better than these women. And that's what I'm trying to get back. My own self confidence. Not these bodies. Just the confidence that comes with being in shape.