Wow. Overwhelmed by the encouragement and praise I got yesterday from my 101 pounds lost post. The majority of you are strangers, yet you spent your time dropping me a kind word. I wanted to share some quick things that I’ve learned or am beginning to learn now that I’ve crossed the 100 pound mark. There’s a lot more to go, so I’m sure this is only a fraction of what I’ll learn as I push towards health and fitness.
25 Lessons after 100 Pounds
- People are kind and good. Especially people who read this blog.
- With human kindness and compassion, people can conquer nearly anything.
- Build your bubble of supporters. They lift you up when you are down.
- Those who aren’t supporters don’t require your energy.
- Don’t be afraid to meet new people.
- Say thank you a lot.
- Practice confidence, you’ve earned it.
- It’s okay to be selfish.
- Having fear is okay. Letting go of it is exhilarating.
- Be true to yourself. You’re the only one you need to report to.
- Document your progress. Don’t forget where you came from.
- You might have to hit some speed bumps. It’s okay.
- If you need to adapt your food, do it.
- Try new veggies. Especially spaghetti squash.
- Try not to let the scale beat you up.
- You will never regret a workout.
- Exercising in the morning really isn’t that bad
- The right gym can be a supportive place.
- A good personal trainer is an excellent thing.
- Padded spin shorts are butt savers.
- Without accepting our accomplishments, we cannot move forward.
- Don’t wait to start doing things you want to.
- Keep your goals in front of you.
- It’s not too late until you’re dead.
- Don’t ever, ever, ever give up.
What have I missed? What lessons would you share?