I still resist the urge to pinch myself whenever I think about it. It was just a little more than a week ago that I reached one of heck of a milestone!
Stepped on the scale and I now weigh LESS than 200 lbs for the FIRST time in my adult life! It's amazing to me, really. That's the goal I set for myself back in January when I first started #TeamNOSugar – and I actually did it!
But now what? I mean, where do I go for here? After such a build up, all the blood sweat and tears – it's like, how do I top that??
With another goal, of course! After all, Lil Wayne (hey, don't knock wisdom from Weezy, lol) is right: "Every finish line is the beginning of a new race."
I know that I want to lose more – but I'll have to take it one pound at a time till I find my "sweet spot." One where I'm at my healthiest AND it's maintainable. Because let's face it – if I can't have a brownie or cheeseburger when I want to, then that's just a little too much weight loss for me!
Another a-ha moment happened while I was on vacay last week. Guess what? You can go "off the reservation" AND come back from it!
Full disclosure: I definitely had sugar while with my fam at the beach. My dad's famous pancakes, this to-die-for double chocolate brownie a la mode AND a margarita! I mean, seriously? I'd reached my goal AND was on vacation! I would have gone nuts NOT letting loose a little.
The key words: A LITTLE.
I didn't go overboard and I definitely worked out each day as many of you know from the pics I posted on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/brigida.mack1. I jokingly told my dad, "I had to earn his pancakes." So I ran, did circuit training (with a jump rope, band and 2 lb weights), and my fav – swimming! My point? You CAN sustain the changes you've made on #TeamNOSugar.
Now I'm back to no sugar –at least for now. Will I allow myself to splurge from time to time? Of course! I've lost nearly 40 pounds since January 15!!!
My point, folks is this: If I—a self admitted chocoholic who's never a met a carb she DIDN'T like—can do this, so. can. YOU. PERIOD. If you're thinking you can't do this – put that "can't" out of your mind. The body achieves what the mind believes! I'm not saying it won't be easy and their won't be struggles or times you have to talk yourself down on the ledge. But it will be WORTH IT.
So I'll keep striving and reppin' #TeamNOSugar – until I'm where I want to be.
Don't let your reaching your goal be hammock , rather a springboard. Because my friends, the best is yet to come!
Editor's Note: Before starting any new fitness or health regimen, please consult your physician.