Open Accessibility Menu

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.