More than Weight
I have struggled with my weight for most of my life. I was 110 pounds in the 3rd grade. I remember that because there was a class activity one day where for math we did conversions. The teacher thought it was a great idea for everyone to weigh themselves to see pounds vs ounces. I was the heaviest in the class and my weight only went up from there.
If you have been following PositivelyMyeek you know that physical activity and its affects on the entire body are one of my focuses. I am actively seeking ways to become healthier in body, mind and spirit. I believe to be truly healthy is a wholistic task and one that must be done in one’s entire being. We all know that if there is an infection and its not treated properly it will spread. Living an unhealthy lifestyle, for simplistic definition, is like an infection. You may be healthy in one area but if your habits don’t change the unhealthy mind leads to an unhealthy body and unclean spirit. (I know that was super simplistic but it was to keep the reading brief)
Recently my job offered us WW at work as an incentive for healthy living. I joined because I saw it as another accountability piece in my fitness journey. The program not only focuses on weight loss but the wholistic person and the things that make us who we are. While there are points there is also freedom to eat as I please, track the things I do beside just eating, and encouragement from a community who are all striving towards similar goals but for different reasons.
So far on my journey I have lost 4.9 pounds. I am so close to my 5 pound badge! I was already becoming more confident but this journey is aiding me in being consistent with providing myself with love. Love in the form of creating and joining positive, inspiring and uplifting communities that not only encourage me but hold me accountable to the goals I set for myself. Love in the form of self confidence that comes from growth, trial and error, and the understanding that this is a marathon not a sprint and the finish line is a series of check points in which I acknowledge the transformations I have made both seen and unseen. Lastly love in the form of persistence. I am persistent in my quest to live a healthier life and instead of quitting as life throws curve balls I will adjust my swing accordingly, or in this case, adjust my lifestyle choices so that I continually make decisions that are aligned with my ultimate goals.
I look forward to sharing this leg of the journey with you all as I move closer to my next checkpoint.