There is a file on the desktop of my computer that is entitled:
“JUST DO IT”
Five and a half years ago, I weighed 158 pounds for about three months. It was happy and joyous, and the first time in a quite a few years that I had been that healthy. I became a Lifetime member at WW (meaning I made it to Goal and stayed there for 6 weeks) and it was awesome! That summer we went to Hawaii for one of the most lovely vacations ever, and I felt pretty damn good about myself. Obviously, being younger and much less experienced in the weight-loss world, I still wanted to be skinnier. When I think about that now, I just LAUGH. Really, 19-year-old Liz? You’re hilarious. No, I’m serious! You’re a friggin’ comedian.
Anyway, here’s the photo that is on my desktop at all times:
That’s the skinniest of the Liz Loves. That’s 158-pound, ass-kicking, healthy Liz Love. The I-didn’t-quite-know-what-to-do-with-my-hair-yet Liz Love. She’s just finished her sophomore year of college, and she’s feeling pretty great about it. Then she goes into her junior year, the stress becomes too much, and she pretty much falls off of the healthy wagon for the next 5 years. But I digress.
I keep this photo on the desktop of my computer at all times because it reminds me that it’s possible. It reminds me that I’ve done it before and been incredibly successful. It reminds me that I didn’t gain all this weight in a few months, so it’s not going to come off in such a short amount of time either. It builds my confidence, and gives me the inspiration I need to cook, plan, work out, track my points, and everything else.
What gives you inspiration to get healthier? Find that thing, and then put it right in front of your face at all times. It really helps.