Yesterday was a crazy day!
I’ve never done a product launch before and I’m sure I made mistakes and all, but it was fun! Thank you for all your support, encouragement, and for those of you who bought it or will buy it!
It’s weird when you work hard on something for a long period (in the grand scheme of things, two months isn’t that long, but still felt like forever) and then release it into the world. You never know how people will react or what they will think. All the positive responses I got from everyone who has read the ebook has totally built my confidence up to a whole new level.
It’s not that my confidence was low before. It was pretty mid level. I’ve been working on building myself up for years now, since I started from a pretty low place. I like myself and know that I’m a pretty cool girl. But I still had doubts about certain aspects of my life (like writing). Now? Not as much. There is nothing like finishing a big project, doing something well, and having people appreciate it, to boost your confidence. Nothing.
As I’m thinking about the idea, I know this idea translates to weight loss. I still have doubts about my ability to reach either of my goal weights. And I now know that there is nothing I can do to get rid of those doubts besides just do it. Just lose the weight the way I know how and see how it goes. Chances are it will work spectacularly and I will be proud of myself for that as well. For the confidence I need to succeed, I can already look back at how far I’ve come and the confidence that gives me can propel me forward.
When you first start and aren’t seeing much progress, it’s hard to be confident about your ability to lose weight. When you get stuck at a plateau and you confidence fades, it’s hard again. You sometimes have to dig deep or do something unrelated to weight loss to give you some confidence. And then once you make some progress you can look back confidently at what you’ve already done.
Looking back at past success does help. I’ve been stuck around 212 for over a month now. My body has settled in here and seems to like it. But I still want to keep going. I still need to keep going. And when I look back to where I used to be, I realize I can keep going. I’ve already done a great job. I’ve got the knowledge, the skills, all of it. I can lose weight, I just have to dedicate myself to the task and do it. Just like I took the time to write an ebook, I can take the time to lose weight.
I really believe I can do anything if I decide I want to. That’s a great feeling. It’s one I haven’t really felt before, and now that I do, I think I will be unstoppable. I’m ready to say goodbye to the 200s forever.