I don’t even know where to begin. Although I love my Shaklee 180 program, I’m at an ultimate all time low with weight loss. I’m not going to hide behind my positive outlook because it’s hiding behind me right now. I’m overweight. I love food. Food loves me. I’m so busy (and lazy) that it’s hard for me to make the time to exercise. Excuse after excuse after excuse. Hello, my name is Rita and I need help.
This picture was taken last August by my cousin when I was visiting her in NYC. Although it was my first time having real New York pizza… the picture still disgusts me and I can’t believe I’m posting it.
That’s about where I’m at right now. I’m disgusted with my lack of motivation. I want to be healthy and fit so bad but it seems like a want that is so far away – too far to reach. All my walls are down. I’m sharing exactly how I feel with you today. I seem to put on a front that everything is going fine and I’m just coasting along… that is all wrong. I struggle.
I have low self esteem to an extent. I know I’m pretty. Of course there are things I want to change. I would love straight teeth and perfect vision. Besides those two things, I truly feel I’m a beautiful person – there’s one catch. I feel that I’m a beautiful person who carries around this extra weight that makes me miserable. I’m tired, out of shape and feel crummy most of the time. You know why I feel crummy? Because I’m lazy.
I’m a stay at home / work from home mom. So I’m not on my feet for eight hours a day or running around working outside of the home. I felt better (health-wise) when I did do those things. It’s so easy to fall into the chair at my home desk, get online and do this and that. So when it’s time to be on my feet for a while, I get sore. Sounds pathetic, I know.
Recently, I became a Smooth Fitness ambassador. I felt it would go hand in hand with my Shaklee 180 program. Well, it does. For the first two weeks that I had this amazing treadmill in my living room, I used it every day. Then it went down to about three times a week. This past week, I have used it once. It’s an amazing machine and should be used.
So what is a fat girl with no motivation like me to do??? First, I’m making a plan. I should have done this in the beginning. I’m coming up with a schedule that I will need to stick to. I’m crying inside because I’m just NOW figuring this crap out when I have two months of the Shaklee 180 program left. What is wrong with me? I have the support of an amazing group of women that are doing the program too. I should be taking full advantage of that.
Having my Shaklee shakes is the easy part. I love them. When I do skip one or choose a meal bar, I miss my shake. I genuinely enjoy them. It’s the occasional snacking that gets me. It’s eating what everyone else eats for dinner that is working against me. This month, I did not lose any weight. I did not gain any either. I lost two more inches but I feel like I could do better. I know I can do better. I need a plan. I need goals. I need to get my ass in gear and do this! Here is my plan:
- Be more active within the Shaklee 180 blogger community.
- Create a schedule and stick with it.
- Focus on July and July only.
- Do not buy junk at the store.
- Drink more water.
- Look at skinny pictures more often.
- Visit other Shaklee blogger’s posts for inspiration and to provide more support.
- Apologize to Sommer for being such a slacker.
To keep me on track with my plan and to reach my goals, I have created a fitness calendar. Keep in mind, this is my first calendar. As long as this works, I hope to create a better one next month.
*Click on the Calendar below to open up the PDF file for a larger view*
So that is my plan. You should join in on my friend, Ghada’s, #BAMFITPHOTOADAY Instagram challenge. She blogs over at Mama Goes BAM – for more info on the challenge, visit her July Fitness Photo-A-Day post. Be sure to follow me on Instagram because I’ll be participating too! I’ll be sharing them via Twitter as well. I look forward to seeing everyone’s photos!
Be sure to check out my vlog update!
This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support, and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own. *People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.