No, I didn’t post last week. And I am a day late this week. But here I am, sharing for accountability.
The last 2 weeks have been okay. Not perfect. Not a failure either. Just okay.
When I stepped on the scale yesterday morning, the scale didn’t change. I have maintained the past 2 weeks.
Before I started writing these accountability posts, maintaining AFTER a gain would have sent me down the hole…. But this time it didn’t. And it won’t.
I maintained. This week there were really good days that had me making healthy choices and even getting out and walking. And then there were days that were super stressful that had me making a few less healthy choices.
That’s life, right?
It isn’t perfect. Or easy. Despite how much we wish it were.
So we learn and we continue, while making adjustments as we go.
Each of us are different. And we each need to find what works for us. Because, as I said so many times in the workshops I coached—”what works for one may not work for another, we each need to find what works for us.”
And that is what I have been working on since recommitting to myself, my journey, and my accountability. Finding and doing what works for me.
How ironic, then, that the theme for WW Workshops this month has been “Do What Works”.
This theme has hit home with me. WW has asked us each week to find what works for us, because we all are individuals with different strengths, lives and needs.
It is so important to find what works for ME. To make this journey fit my life, my personality, my needs.
Because really, will I continue on this journey if I HAVE to do it in a way that doesn’t work for me or in a way that doesn’t take into consideration my needs? NO! I would NOT do this if I had to do it another person’s way!!
So, what worked for me these last 2 weeks—many things! And I learned much.
What didn’t—a few things. And I learned much from those slips as well.
BUT there is one thing, ONE, that I now know, without any doubt, I need on this journey. ONE thing that without a doubt helps me on this journey! My workshop. MY workshop.
So, this week what worked is- (there were many but I am going to focus on one)
—MY workshop. (finding the right workshop is important and keeps us attending)
I have been attending a virtual workshop every Thursday mornings. It is really early for me as the workshop is in another time zone, across the country in another state. This workshop is the workshop I attended in person from 2006-2009, where I lost my weight and achieved my lifetime goal. My leader (cuz back then coaches were referred to as Leaders) has retired and no longer coaches, but I still attend. My friend, the one I went to my first Leader Training with, is now the coach and she is very motivating!
I started attending this virtual workshop regularly about a month ago. At that time there was only a 2 hour time difference. But now it is 3 hours. I have to be up at 5 am to get ready to attend my workshop (I want to be on video so….) It is NOT easy to get up and get ready that early every Thursday morning. I could make a lot of excuses NOT to attend. But this is important. Because attending a workshop works for me.
I have not been regular in my workshop attendance since I left Virginia in 2009. Lots of reasons why. Lots of excuses NOT to attend.
No more excuses!
Workshops work for me. Period!
The Workshop is the ONE place where I KNOW I am not alone in my struggles! Everyone else has been there at one time or another too. THEY get it! And there is NO judgement! Only acceptance! Workshops are that ONE safe place where I can share my struggles and my triumphs, my aha moments and ask questions and my celebrations.
Workshops are where I find motivation! As a coach, I was motivated by those who attended my workshops each week! As a member, I am motivated by the others attending the workshop and by the Coach and Guide. So much motivation!
Workshops work for me! And since they work for me, I am going to keep attending. (I am hoping WW will keep this virtual workshop going so I can continue to attend from across the country every week and one day I will also go back to in person workshops, when things are a little safer for my health).
What is working for you? Do you have that ONE thing that you have found that works for you? What steps are you taking to make sure you do that ONE thing? How are you making that one thing and YOU a priority?
This journey is hard. Excuses are easy. Excuses hold us back and keep us from doing what works for us.
Here is a quote that a member shared in the workshop I attended this week that really struck home for me—“Be Stronger Than Your Excuses!”
This week don’t let your excuses get in the way of doing that ONE thing that works for YOU!