Earlier this week a reporter from a national news organization e-mailed me to ask about my current weight and the progress I’ve made recently. It was hard to admit that I didn’t have an awesome update for her, but I told her to check back in a few months because I’ll have something more interesting to say.
I have been trying to figure out how to move forward. My workouts have been solid so far this year, but my eating has been inconsistent. Some days I don’t eat enough, and most days I eat too much. I’ve lacked direction for well over a year, but in my heart I still believe that I can do this. And last night I decided to commit to 90 days of healthy eating and exercising. That won’t take me to my goal, but right now inching forward would be enough.
If you read my blog often, you know that I absolutely adore Richard Simmons, and over the last couple of years I’ve had the opportunity to sweat at Slimmons. His workouts are intense, but they’re also so much fun! I’ve never enjoyed working out as much as when I’m working out with Richard which is why “Party Off the Pounds” has been my favorite workout DVD since I purchased it in 2010.
Now Richard has launched a 90-day progressive system called Project HOPE. I recorded the infomercial because I was curious and because my pal, KeepItUpDavid, is featured in it. He has lost 165 pounds with Richard, and if you go to his blog, you’ll learn that every part of his life has been affected for the better.
Last night when I came home I skipped watching White Collar and watched Richard’s infomercial instead, and before it was over I had purchased the 90-day plan.
I know that I need help, and I know that I need to get a grip on my food habits. I do well for a few days, but I lack the consistency that I once had. I lack the confidence and the hope that I used to know would take me to my ultimate goal. I know that I need to have faith in myself, but I have struggled to find it.
In order to lose weight I need to believe that I can regain control over my food choices. I need to feel hope again, and Richard has given it to people around the world for almost 40 years. I own many of his workout DVD’s, but this new program offers more than that. In addition to several workouts, I will also receive a food plan and recipes that are satisfying, filling and nutritious. Working out can be fun, and I’m looking forward to enjoying healthy foods too.
Getting to my ultimate goal still feels nearly impossible, but I do believe that I can make significant improvements over 90 days with Richard’s workout and Food Mover programs. I’ve gotten better at eating at home, and with some direction and a short-term goal, I think I will find success. And one thing I’ve learned is that success breeds more success.
I know that while Richard can provide the tools, I will have to make the effort to move forward myself. Ninety days won’t take me to a healthy weight, but it will take me a lot closer to my goal than I’ve been in a long, long time.