So I now sit, stand, walk and run 100+ lbs. lighter than before and I’m a little fearful of the next few months. I know that at this point I am going to have to stay even more disciplined than before to continue to lose my goal each week. I have made a commitment to myself to reach the holy grail of fat man bench marks of 299 LBS by the time I run Warrior Dash. I have to ask myself if I am shooting for the stars or if this is a realistic goal? In my heart and mind I know it can be done, but there is little to no room for error. This brings me to my question at hand, if I miss my goal by a day or even a week. How will I react to that? Will it put me in a place of sadness, frustration, depression? To be honest I am not entirely sure! I have to mentally prepare myself in the event I weight in that day at 300 LBS. or kick off my shoes, socks, maybe even shorts and jump back on the scale! I have said it before will say it again. This whole journeys success hinders on how I rebound from things that don’t go as planned. How I react will make all the difference over the next few months, years and even my lifetime.
On a forum that I am involved in for VSG surgery patients I was given advice of not setting date specific goals when it comes to being a “certain” weight. I am a competitive person, and that nature has started to take over my exercise and eating habits, as I feel like this is a game against time. I know I have my whole life to lose this weight but I also know that the longer I wait the more comfortable I will become with where I am now. Where I am no is not something that I want to remain permanent!
Setting goals is important to me but I want to remain realistic about what it is I am trying to do. It’s easy to think that I will get to that goal weight by Warrior Dash, but it’s going to require that I increase my workout intensity and up the cardio all while staying on my eating plan…. Life is too short to live in this self-made prison! Wish me luck and I attempt to shed 51 LBS (816 Ounces) in 64 days!I think I am headed to the gym right now!
Until Next Time – Warrior in Training