Life does not want to cooperate with my new health plan. Just when I think it is safe to settle in something happens and the whole plan has to shift in response. In the end, my health struggle is not a lack of knowledge, understanding or even desire. My main problem lies in my consistency.
Consistency follows me in many aspects of my life. The ability to do IT every day come rain or shine goes beyond anything I could imagine – at least for the first few weeks (or days). Results soon cry out to be heard and when there are no results my consistency fads into the shadows.
Why do it if there is nothing to be gained?
There is something to be gained – even if the scales do not go down and the clothes size does not change.
Things Gained Without Weight Loss
1. I gain good eating habits for myself and for my children. Eating at the table is time with the family and my children learn to eat just enough without feeling the need to over do it.
2. I gain better health. Getting moving increases my health which means I will be better capable of playing with my children and doing things in general (like just mopping the house or walking up the steps at church and being able to hold a conversation at the top).
3. I gain family time. Playing with the family and eating with the family means a better relationship with the family.
Weight loss has to be more than a number on the scale if it is going to be permanent and life changing. I can hang on to my consistency when I realize that I gain more from my actions than just losing.