january goal update: weight loss

I wish I could be more excited, friends. I truly do. But I feel like I am just plugging along. My weight loss has been minimal. Just minimal. But when I look at before and during pictures that I'm taking for the Precision Nutrition-Lean Eating program, I can see that I look different. So I'm just depending on that.

I'm still using my Jawbone Up. And my health and fitness log is just getting more and more colorful.

I feel like I am continuously being tested to stick to my word of the year.

Assured.

When I'm not getting the results I want? I want to give up, run away, start something else.

When I'm not feeling successful enough? I start to question that anything will ever work.

When I do exactly what a program tells me to do but I'm not 110% satisfied? I think I know better and I do it my way.

Nope. Not today.

I did my research. I chose a program that was competent and showed results. I have faith in my coach, my mentors, and the other women in my coaching group.

I just have to believe that the program will work for me. I have to trust the program. I have to just keep at it. Stop questioning. Stop expecting. Just keep going. With faith and determination. And assurance.

I just have to believe in myself. That I have the stick-to-it-iveness to STICK TO IT. I can do this. I will do this. This is mine for the taking.

Because just because it isn't going as I think it should doesn't mean I'm not successful.

When I started the program, I was encouraged to pick a goal weight. And it just so happened that I was 52 pounds from my lowest adult weight. And there are 52 weeks in a year. So my goal equals one pound a week. And, on average, I'm hitting that.

I don't have to be the overachiever. I don't have to hit my goal early. I don't have to prove myself to anyone.

I am standing back. I am standing down. I am following directions even though it goes against my nature so hard.

This is part of being assured, right?