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Thursday, 2 April 2009

A Line in the Sand

I am effortlessly maintaining my weight sub 60kg
My body fat is the same or less than yesterday
Yesterday's calorie deficit is >600 calories
My body fat is between 7 and 8 kg
I have passion for life and enough energy to train 6 days a week
I treat food with restraint and my body with respect

Ask anyone who has lost a significant amount and they will tell you the exact date that their life changed. For me it was 1 January 2005. My life will be divided into two halves - the 'before' when I was obese, unhealthy, unfit and miserable, and the 'after' when I was devoted every day to becoming lean, healthy, fit and miserable happy.

The interesting part is that this date is not the date that I achieved some magical pre-determined number on the scales, nor is it the date when I stood on stage in my first figure competition. It is the day that I committed to clean up my diet and started lifting weights.

I didn't have a gym membership, or a set of scales. I didn't weight my food or log my calories. I didn't follow a prescribed diet. I just set out to make better eating choices and worked out for 10 minutes a day. Nothing earth shattering, just baby steps.

Why not make today your line in the sand. You don't have to do anything or be anything other than you are right now. All you have to do is to decide to make changes from this day forward. Why not make everything you've done before this moment the first half of your life, the 'old' you and from now on devote yourself to becoming the best you can be.

1 comment:

  1. Strangely enough I think I drew my "line in the sand" while I was pregnant.

    I decided or realised that life was too short to be miserable so I either had to do what I needed to do in order to be at peace with my body or just accept it how it was.

    I still refuse to do anything that cannot be maintained for life and it feels great!