Consistency is Key


Consistency is my word for 2015.

I will work HARD to exercise and eat healthily on a CONSISTENT basis. (I'll also work CONSISTENTLY so I can graduate on May 3, 2015!)

Speaking of consistency, let me address instances where I have not been consistent in my weight loss journey this year: 

Fit Girls Worldwide Challenge

Remember how I said that I was going to be doing this December Fit Girls Challenge along with the 30 million other Challenges I was doing? Well, that was a no-go. I read (and thoroughly enjoyed) the Challenge Guide and even wrote my December goals down. I felt like the workouts were just not for me. I'm not a huge fan of working out at home using my own body weight (primarily). I typically only work out at home if I am not able to make it to the gym.  There's just something about being in the gym and seeing other people who are striving toward similar goals--to be healthy. And there's just something about a push from a machine.  I need that. Maybe in a few months (or even weeks) I will be in a place where home workouts are okay, and I'll give the Challenge another shot. 

BLLFitness Challenge

The BLLFitness Challenge--yeah I forfeited that. I probably had a really good chance of doing well. Heck, I lost 10 pounds in 6 weeks. That's more than I ever thought I would lose, especially since I got off on a rough start. But something changed. I don't know. A lot was going on in my life and I just lost the motivation.  A lot of other things were in my decision to not continue with it, but this isn't the place to discuss that.

21-Day Fix
I stopped at Day 10.  I could use the fact that I was traveling on Day 11 as an excuse, but I also know I could have kept going anyway.  But I didn't.  I quit.  Perhaps, it's because I didn't have a lot of support. Perhaps it's because I was doing the workouts at home (and you already know how I feel about that).  I don't even think I know why it was so hard for me to keep going. But I will try my best not to let that happen again. 

I was just reading through some of my old posts and I noticed how inconsistent I can be.  I want to and WILL change that in 2015!

I'm already on the right track because I have my mind made up. 

There may be people who read my blog (I'm not sure who even read my blog besides me) and who doubt me. That's totally fine. I believe in myself.  

Why?  

Because, despite my inconsistencies, I have lost 20 pounds in 4 months, and I'm only about 3 pounds away from losing 25 pounds FOR GOOD! Oh, and I also had a MAJOR NSV this week:  

I fit into a pair of size 12 jeans from Old Navy and had INCHES of room! 

I tried on a pair of size 10 jeans and I was able to button them but my muffin top looked horrible!! But to know that I even fit into a size 10 is AMAZING and makes me SUPER proud of myself! 

That's why I don't despise my moments of inconsistencies because they got me where I am today.  It's just important that I DON'T QUIT! I may skip counting points or exercising, but I haven't given up and WON'T give up completely. And that makes all the difference.