Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Keep pushing through...

Alot of you have been blogging about your weight loss goals for this year & it's been great reading all of them. It's so nice to know that you are in this with others...your not alone in it! When you know others are following your journey it does hold you accountable! Even though I've recently reached my goal weight through WW, I have set a second personal goal that I would like to get to by summer. Setting attainable goals is the only thing that works for me & keeps me from getting frustrated. I have remained the same weight for the last 3 weeks and have hit a plateau. I have been feeling lousy about it to say the least. I'm eating the same & working out as hard as ever. Anyway, after my workout this morning I was waiting in line at the Life Cafe to order a protein shake & one of the personal trainers came up to me & said out of the blue, "You are amazing! I've been watching your workouts for a year now & you really push yourself hard! You look great & you are doing a great job!" I couldn't believe that this person was telling me this... My husband is so sweet & tells me this several times a day, but to come from a personal trainer... wow! I have this crazy mental thing going on. I know that I've lost weight, but I don't see it myself. Anyone else do this, or am I just a mental case??? This totally made my day & makes me want to push through this plateau even more. To know that others are watching does indeed hold me accountable!!! I am going to make it a point from now on to TELL people they look great when I am thinking it. Hopefully it will give them the boost they are needing & make them feel like all the hard work they are putting in is worthwhile.

Okay... I can't believe I'm doing this! Below is a picture taken of me right before I started my weight loss journey & one now. I don't like to look at the first picture, but looking at my before picture is great motivation for me to keep going!

9 comments:

Brandon said...

Your the best honey! I am proud of you and for you!!!

Beauty Queen Shelley said...

Jill, you are an inspiration. Are you and Brandon in the living room stalking my blog right now? I know you are.

Jenn said...
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Jenn said...

Oh my word!! You are awesome!! Know I Now why Brandon is so proud of you...keep it up, girl...you will push past this stage and wow everyone at the gym. Maybe you can take that personal trainer's job!!
And I have no idea how I deleted my comment the first time...silly blogger!!

Kelly said...

You look AMAZING! You are such inspiration for all. I know you don't like looking at the 'before' pic but it will be a constant reminder of why you will never let yourself go back there. YOU ROCK! :)

shelley said...

can you make my friend, Amy, a blog header? She just started one and her's needs lots of help.

Jennifer T. said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! Way to go with reaching your goal weight! I feel like I'll never accomplish that, but I'm at least trying to make a start!

Jason Wolfe said...

Wow. Absolutely amazing. I am a fat slob. You are inspirational!

Anonymous said...

HOLY COW!!! I hope this picture comparison is proof enough....you look FAB!!!! Good for you!!!
-nikki (SC)