Yesterday at the end of my Zone 360 class I was approached by one of my coaches to talk about my progress and see if I needed any help.  I’m still down only 10 pounds and should be more around 16 after 2 months.  I said that I’ve had recent food temptations with family dinners and parties and did cheat more than I should and I also admitted that I should be taking more classes.

My coach suggested that I take some time to think about it and decide if I’m really committed or not.

After thinking about it I was really upset to where I wanted to cry.  I had just completed a class that was really tough but got through it, I have changed many things in my diet and I’ve come so far from where I was.  How could I possibly do even more than I already am?

Then I got angry.

How can anyone put a pound on how much I should be at?  This has been a big life change for me and I’m not doing enough?  I’ve struggled so much with pain, planning and monitoring my food, and getting myself to the gym.  I’ve had 34 years of bad habits and you expect me be perfect?

At that point I came to my senses and realized that I’m not doing this for anyone but me.  If I am dedicated to getting healthy through fitness and diet then I need to re-commit myself to what I wanted when this began.

“Commit: to pledge (oneself) to a position on an issue or question;express (one’s intention, feeling, etc.)”  It’s time for me to fully commit myself to reach my goals and I hope you’re all still with me…

So here is my plan to hold myself accountable:

Week 8

Total weight loss: 10 lbs

# of days to commit to working out: 4

Incorporating more fruits and veggies into my diet.  Eating less carbohydrates and more proteins.


Here we go….


6 thoughts on “Commitment

  1. I hope your coach’s question came from a desire to light a fire under you rather than tell you what healthy looks like for you.

    10 pounds in two months is a great accomplishment for you because you’re doing it in a healthy way. You’re more aware of your eating and adding exercise.

    Listen to yourself and trust yourself to know what’s best!

  2. No one can put a number on your success. I have even been thinking about changing my goal weight recently because where I have been working out my body has transformed more than just a number on the scale. My suggestion would be, if you aren’t already, think about doing measurements. That’s where you can really see your progress, especially when you’re working out.

  3. Hang in there Liz! It’s a LOT to change at once and you’re doing great – not to mention motivating and inspiring others (like myself!). Thanks for being so open and candid, and keep your head up! It’s good to reevaluate from time to time and to refocus and step things up a notch, but keep doing it for you! You got this, girl 🙂

  4. Liz, in my humble opinion, Wight loss is about changing your lifestyle. Not necessarily achieving this “goal”. Recently I went through the same issue you did where I set, what I thought to be “attainable” goals and failed at them causing a great deal of frustration. What got me over the hump was not giving up on my physical activity commitment. Making sure that when I was at the gym to challenge myself to do that extra lap, those extra set of stairs, not cheating on the RPM Class. And before I knew it the weight and my resistance to exercise improved. I began to see the results. To that point I had done some moderate changes to my diet and remained cognizant of my intake. I guess what I’ trying to say is, don’t put a timeline on anything, it will come with gradual change. Hope my story helps 🙂

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