Skinny Emmie Weight Loss and Plus Size Fashion Blog
June 1, 2012
Today, I answer the #1 most frequently asked question that I receive:
Please watch my explanation!
This was a great video! Honestly, I say that to myself and my friends all the time. If I wasn’t putting all my energy into living well, the alternative is I go back to not caring about myself, or what I ate or how I looked. Losing weight has been so much more about doing things rather than cutting things out. You don’t always feel like making the healthy choices, but I’d rather push through than go to sleep with regrets.
Emmie, I have wasted much of my life ‘waiting’ until I am thin so I’m torn in a way… cos I still think I’ll be single and not be happy (in myself) until I lose weight – SO don’t want to give up the ‘fight’ or my life will continue as it has been (yes, that’s my alternative…. more of the same!), but I also recognise that I should live more in the moment and make the most of every day. Sigh…
Great video! I needed this today as I sit on my couch debating going out for one of my final runs before I do my first triathlon next weekend. My alternative is not being able to finish what I start, and the disappointment in myself that comes from that. I started training almost 4 months ago, and if I skip this run, what about the remaining few workouts I have this week? Will I skip those too? Sure I may finish the triathlon, but can I go back and say I gave it all I had? Did I do all the training necessary to have my best race possible? Not if I skip out on the final week. And the same goes for my weight loss journey. I started to lose weight, now I just need to go out and finish it, no matter how long it may take.
FANTASTIC video, Emmie!
This phrase … “what is my alternative” is such a cornerstone piece to building back up that motivation! I love it
I agree with you 100% my alternative for not eating right or exercising is gaining weight and that is NOT something I want. I may also start asking myself that question for my issues with grief. Thank you for prompting me to apply this question to another area of my life. You motivate me more than you know.
My alternative is that I would continue to gain weight, and be the kind of influence on my 2 young daughers ages 3 and 5 that I do not want them to grow up having. I want to be a positive influence. I want them to grow up healthy and strong. I don’t want them to deal with what I dealt with growing up due to being overweight. Not only that, but I want to be able to be around in 100% capacity to do things with them as they grow up. I want to play with them, run with them, go on vacation with them, swim with them, hike with them…everything. And I want to be there for their biggest days…prom, high school graduation, college graduation, weddings… grand babies!! I want to be there for it all. My alternative is that I would gain more and more weight, become very ill, possibly not be around nearly as long as I want, and be unable to do/experience the things listed above. And I’m just not okay with that.
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My alternative is that I will watch myself dissolve into the same health issues that my family has faced for generations, to love myself less than I know I’m worth, and to miss out on some incredible experiences. For instance, I’m learning to cook on my journey to healthy living, and I never would have started cooking if I didn’t have the desire–need–to lose weight.
I loved this and linked your post in my blog, I hope that is ok?!
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