The Time is NOW:
A New Beginning
"I had signed up for the Transformation Challenge on the very last day - that is Feb 28th and I was all excited and determined that this would be different from any other fitness resolution I had taken - and quickly relinquished. However, just the first few days all the normal challenges started to come up - and very quickly I had fallen off and was back to my old ways - I hadn't really changed everything.
And before I knew it a month had passed. That was depressing enough. But I also started thinking my usual thoughts - I can't do this - I don't have the time. I've already blown the Transformation Challenge - so I'll postpone this fitness thing a few months - when I have more time.
But reality is: I will never have more time than now - there will always be something. Unless I wait 10 more years till my kids go to college!!
The wake up call came when I tried on a skirt I hadn't worn for some time - and it barely fit!
It was loose around the waste when I had started the TC. OMG! I had not only failed to follow through - but I had even gained more weight.
Devastated .... I realized I just could not wait.
I needed to do this now because I hated myself every time I put on clothes - which is ALL the time.
Then I opened my email and found Holly's magical message: You are forgiven.
Somehow, my thinking changed: I WILL do it now. This program was designed for busy moms - so I can make the time for it.
I have promised myself to do this FOR ME - TO TAKE CARE OF ME.
After thinking through why I failed last time,
I have come up with the following strategy:
1) Focus on one nutrition goal at a time until I perfect it. My current goal is to not cheat (except on the weekends). Previously I cheated 3 times a day.
2) I dedicate the first hour of every day to CARE FOR MYSELF by: planning my meals for the day, doing a the workouts 3 times a week and writing this blog.
Today is my second day of Fit Yummy Mummy and the Transformation Challenge. On my first day (yesterday) I did my workouts, did not cheat once all day, and ate 1445 calories (calculated through FITDAY site) and I just feel great.
I will take it one day at a time.
3) To participate more in ClubFYM to give and receive support.
Thank you Holly and thanks to all you great women who have made Fit Yummy Mummy such a blessing."
~ Iman, Mom of Three - Ali 10; Asmaa 6; Hussein 4, Cairo, Egypt