New Direction...keeping the motivation in sight.


by Angie Fykes
New Direction Weight Loss Champion

Well, my plan to be completely prepared this past week did not go as I planned. The three major reasons that have always caused me to struggle with weight loss have all come at me this week, and unfortunately threw me into a temporary tailspin. These three factors, stress, negativity, and illness are all roadblocks that I can typically overcome. However, the magnitude in which all three have hit me at the same time have proven to be more than I could handle, and I had a temporary setback that I am not proud of.

When I realized that I was giving my all to others and not caring as I should for myself, I stopped, took a deep breath, and asked for help. When I am exhausted and stressed out, I struggle to stay motivated. I am in the process of working with my children in the creation of a motivation board that I plan to hang on the wall of my bedroom. Having something that I can see when I first wake up and right before I go to bed will be a reminder of why I am working so hard, and even though I have struggled, this extra motivational boost will give me extra strength that I need when other aspects of my life are less than desirable. This does not guarantee that I will not struggle in the future, as I am human, and the mistakes I make will be learning curves that I face as I work on becoming a healthier person. I am learning what triggers me to make unwise choices and decisions, and slowly but surely, I am finding that triggers that lead me to make healthy decisions as well.