I have ALWAYS been one of those people who says to myself things like: “That dinner dance (reunion, vacation, party, wedding – you name it) is 6 months away – I’m going to lose weight before then to look good!”
Then, 10 times out of 10, I promise myself that I’ll start a weight loss program “tomorrow”, rationalizing that “I still have plenty of time – there’s still 6 months (then 5 months, then 4 months, then 3 months……..) left until the event.”
Except, “tomorrow” never came. And, while putting off losing the weight, lots of other events, meetings, parties, etc., take place where I can’t enjoy them for the same reasons as D in her post titled “Uncomfortable Situations“. Then the BIG event shows up, and not only can’t I enjoy it to the fullest – but I am literally filled with regret for not attempting to take the weight off. This leads to self-disappointment, and sometimes, self-loathing.
Now, its true that D and I started this post so we can look and feel great at our niece’s wedding in September. And, I am totally stoked that we actually started this so many months before the actual wedding.
In the meantime, I have a lot of other events that will definitely be more enjoyable by every pound I lose along the way. So, I thought I’d start a list of upcoming events and report back how I felt at them. Granted, I know they would have each been more enjoyable had I started this plan 6 months ago. But, I will no longer be angry at myself for putting off getting started because, as soon as we started this blog – “tomorrow” became “TODAY“!