Well, today is day three of my workout calendar, and I must say this morning was so easy, and it seemed to fly by. I read a blog yesterday about whatever motivates you having the staying power to keep you motivated. It made so much sense. That is probably why being motivated to lose weight doesn’t work. I need to reevaluate why I am doing this, and that is for health reasons. The other day I saw myself on The Doctors. A 43-year-old woman who weighed 265 pounds, who was prediabetic. I remember that time in my life. I had symptoms of diabetes and that scared me, so I did something about it. Now that I have lost some of the weight I struggle more than I did at the beginning to keep it up. Why? I mean the reason I started this whole journey is still there. If I go back to eating like I was before, I will surely not only put on the weight I lost but I could also become a full-blown diabetic.
I have to remember that eating all those processed foods and refined sugars were the reason I felt so sick in the first place. I initially wanted to lose weight because I was quitting smoking and feared a large weight gain. However, I also did not want to have to be on medication or have to go to the doctors all of the time.
A small reminder as to why I need to live a healthy lifestyle. #1 would be to reduce my risk of diabetes. It runs in my family and if I am not careful I am sure diabetes will be a part of my life. Then we have all the others: Heart disease, stroke, and hypertension, to name a few.