Hi! How are you? Me, I’m great.
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Last week at my Weight Watchers meeting, someone mentioned a statement that hit home with me. They said “they were finally ready to lose weight”.
When I left the meeting to go running, that thought sat in my head. Am I ready to lose weight? It sounds funny because I’m an active member of Weight Watchers so OF COURSE I am ready to lose weight. Right? Maybe not.
I’m seeing myself in two different mindsets right now. I want to lose weight vs I’m ready to lose weight.
For the longest time, even in the middle of this journey, I think I’ve only WANTED to lose weight. I don’t think for 2017 I was ready to do that.
I liken it to similar aspects of life. One may want to start a family, buy a house, find a new job, move to a different state, etc. but there’s this leap of faith between wanting something and being ready for it.
I think even though I’ve been on this weight loss journey for a while, I hit a stopping point where I wasn’t ready to lose weight.
Wasn’t ready to commit to meal prep.
Wasn’t ready to say no to candy.
Wasn’t ready to put myself and my food choices first.
I wasn’t ready to be in the mindset of weight loss.
I wanted the number on the scale to go down but I wasn’t ready for that to happen. My mind wasn’t in the right place.
And in that moment of realization I identified that we can go through waves of wanting vs readiness in this journey. Even in the trenches of it.
And now I’m feeling ready for it. I don’t just want it, I’m ready.
Cheers to readiness!