Yesterday I had a little epiphany.
I AM 11 POUNDS AWAY FROM 200.
Yep, that was the epiphany. It might seem obvious, since I’ve been at 212/211 for about two weeks now, but it wasn’t. Realizing that rocked my world because I realized I’m close.
I’m close to 200. I’m close to being UNDER 200. I’m close to the weight I was originally told when I restarted this whole process almost a year ago. I’m close to getting health insurance (well, not really). I’m close to the thing a lot of obese people dream about. I’m close. Only about 10 pounds away. I know it normally takes me a couple months to lose 10 pounds, but that still sounds so close. And I could even do it sooner, with some real hard work.
And that is what fired me up yesterday to do what I did and spend two hours in the gym. That is what convinced me to do extra ab exercises. That is what spurred me on to keep walking at an incline despite being tired. Realizing I’m close to that first MAJOR goal has completely re-energized me.
I want it. I want it to happen. It might have taken me a year of slow progress but I know it’s going to happen soon. I’m excited. I’m ready. I’m going to work hard to make it happen. I know my ultimate goal is still far, far away from this particular mark, but it’s an important milestone for me to get past. I can honestly say that I’ve probably not seen under 200 on a scale since …. well, I might only be 23 now, but I can’t remember ever seeing it. Not as an adult. And once I hit a certain weight at the doctor’s office they never felt the need to tell me what it was – just that I should lose some of it. So anything with a 1 in front of it will be a major accomplishment for me.
I love how being so close to this goal has got me excited and ready to work hard. Unlike my other goals like running a 5k (boo, my knees!) this one seems incredibly achievable now. It didn’t always, but it does right now. So I’m going to make it happen with super awesome food and lots of gym time while I can.
How far are you away from your next goal (weight or non weight related)? What are you doing to make it happen?