Sometimes we’re afraid or embarrassed to say that we had to start over or that we need a Mulligan on our journey. At this point in my life, I had allowed my health and fitness to take the backseat. I’ve put on over 30lbs from where I was 3 years ago. I’m starting over. I’m learning that extremism in anything is never good. I had given up carbs, I had given up wine, I complicated my fitness doing outrageous things all while I gained and gained.

So since Saturday I have started a walking regimen of 1 hour daily and began Weight Watchers on Sunday.

I learned at my first Weight Watchers meeting to create my success story.  That includes a clear “WHY”.  Your why should be your motivation for starting down this path. It should be specific and detailed perhaps even visual.

My “Why”

I’m doing this because I love my clothes and I no longer FIT into my clothes.
I’m doing this because I enjoyed running and the friendships it gave me but I can’t run more than 2 miles without a walk break and feel like I broke an ankle or injured my knees.
I’m doing this because I love playing and chasing after him, but I get winded keeping up with Baby J.

If you are stuck and feeling like this is, I encourage you to start over. Start slow. Don’t do the extreme. Take small steps but look ahead. Don’t look back. Find your reasons why. Write them down. Tell someone. Ask for accountability.