First 30 Days Blog

04 jun

Lost on their way to change, but getting back on track

Hello. I’m a 3rd year student in college and my entire life has been a struggle, from trying to change too fast with no clue to not finishing a goal altogether. I don’t really know what I’m looking for posting here, but people have always told me that baby steps are helpful in changing my life. So, I’ll start with this.

I am a perfectionist in a way that if I meet one obstacle in my way or something changes my plans, I don’t go through with it at all. That’s how it is with my current struggle of weight lose. My mom has diabetes and I’m literally following her path. Every excuse has kept me from exercising and school buffets has lead me to gaining 30 pounds. My weight right now is 175 and my goal is 125 pounds. I fear that I would gain more and by then it’d be too late to stop and now, I’m starting a healthier lifestyle. Of course, as many people have experienced, I have gotten lost on the way, reverting back to my bad eating habits, using the same old excuses to not exercise. As hard as it is, I can’t keep going on like this.

Along with trying to live a healthier lifestyle, I’m also working on getting rid of my perfectionist attitude. If I give up everytime an obstacle or change comes my way, I will never lose weight, I will never change for the better. My path will not be smooth, there will be people and temptations around me 24/7. Trying to live a healthier life expecting perfection is one of the worst things I could do.

So far, baby steps have worked. Preparing for obstacles ahead of time have worked. I drink water instead of soda and that change was easier than I thought it would be. While I’m still lost on my way to healthier changes, I feel that with some support and needed words of wisdom, I can get back on the right path.

Now I know: simple, small, uncomplicated changes are the best in making big changes. Now if only I can keep that in mind more often…

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Posted by First 30 Days on June 4th, 2009 in Personal Stories | 0 comments

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