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Rhonda’s 12 Week Weight Loss Journey: Weeks 9 and 10

Posted February 15, 2016 by

What does it take mentally, physically and spiritually to successfully reach your weight loss and health goals?

Follow along with Rhonda Guzman and she addresses this question in her 12 week journey as she takes control of her weight, health and happiness by investing the time and effort into following a workout and nutrition program at our training facility.

Each week, Rhonda will update us on how her program has been going and what’s going through her mind as she jumps into the journey with both feet.

Continuing on from Rhonda’s Weeks 7 and 8 Diary, here’s parts 9 and 10…

Week 9: Hola! I’ve stated before that not to make excuses on my progress, but I did allow stress and my lack of willpower get to my head and drive me crazy! I came to the realization that I really need to let the stress go otherwise I will continuously sabotage myself in my weight loss journey, my work and my relationships. We only have oneself that we need to be excellent to always!

This week, I don’t know where it came from and I am not going to question it, but I am extremely happy. I stopped stressing about the big things and really focused on myself and what I want out off all of this. Of course the main goal is to lose weight, but to also find happiness within yourself. I am so happy to report that I finally am happy with me! That little tidbit makes me so ecstatic about my future.

Stepping on the scale this morning was like an “AH” moment because I keep seeing that number slowly but surely go down, down, down! I know I should be focused on how I feel instead of some number, but I just do not know a way around that. The number has haunted me for years, but I see an end in sight. While it will still take me a while to reach that goal, it seems so attainable right now that I cannot not stand it!

I’ve also learned that you really need to listen to your body. I was always one of those people that would mistake my thirst for hunger, thus putting on lots of weight and ending up unhappy and depressed. That is one thing that I truly listen to when my body tells me I am hungry. When that happens, I will chug a bottle of water and if after 20 minutes my stomach is growling then I will fill it with protein based fuel! Also, I have dumbed down the weight I use while working out because I want to be strong, but I don’t need to be She-Ra.

While it can be difficult to stay on target food wise, whether that be because of temptations, stressful situations or just no sheer willpower, it is OK. Please do not beat yourself up because tomorrow is always a new day and a new beginning. Now if it’s something constant, then maybe you just aren’t ready. For me, I really wasn’t ready until the 28 day blueprint challenge started back at the end of September 2015. That worked wonders for me on how I think/feel about food that I am consuming.

I was thinking of my progresses and regresses and I am a firm believer that I will see “ONEDERLAND” by my birthday, which is next month. I have every ounce of faith in myself that I can accomplish that. After that is checked off, then I continue setting little goals until I hit my overall goal. While getting to your main goal is quite a challenge, it’s working super hard to maintain that goal.

Thank you all for all of the kind words and love 🙂

Week 10: Well, weeks 9 and 10 are in the books and I am now in week 11, one more to go! I feel stronger and more put together. I know where I want to be and I am getting there. My head is now 90% in the right place as I found a place to move, so peace of mind has started to set in.

I really need to work on getting more sleep or at the very least solid sleep through the night. I know that not enough sleep can have an impact on your journey, as it has mine among other obstacles I have let you all know that I have encountered. The important thing is that we keep ourselves in check because no one else is going to. Also, since it’s my body, I know what is good and what isn’t for me as a whole.

My journey will continue long after my twelfth week is over and will continue until the day I perish. It’s important to recognize that because weight is so easy to put back on, a lot easier than it is to get rid of it. I feel like I am at a standstill because things have finally started falling into place. I need to kick start my motivation and willpower once again. My willpower goes up then down, it’s a total roller coaster. I have to take the time to figure out why I still tend to sabotage myself at times. Is it a feeling of defeat, non-worthiness, stress or something else. I just don’t know, so I may need to seek out some help to figure it out and be able to lay it all on the line.

I may not have been hugely successful or even smallish successful at this challenge, however I am still proud that I have gone down some in weight and inches. I am always reminding myself that I am in a race against myself, no one else and it’s solely up to me to push myself harder and farther in order to be a success completely. I know I didn’t completely fail and that is the most important part.

No matter how much weight you need to or want to lose, whether it be 10 pounds or 100 pounds, it is still a challenge. We are taking ourselves out of our comfort zones and more than likely doing exercises we haven’t done in a long time or at all ever in our lives.

If you are on a weight loss journey as well, keep reminding yourself to stay positive and that there is a always a light at the end of the tunnel. It may not be noticeable at first, but the you will see it dim to eventually being brighter and brighter.

My light is still dim, but I can see it trembling to be bright and I love every second of knowing that eventually I will reach my goal and be able to maintain it! Much Love!

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