Friday, December 30, 2016

Plans for the New Year and The 21 Day Challenge

In an effort to get myself and this blog back on track, I decided to consider what my plans for the new year will be.  I know this is the time of year for the "New Year, New Me" type of goals but to be honest, 2016 was pretty spectacular for me.  I finally finished my degree and I'm officially Dr. Johnson and so far, I've enjoyed the majority of this year.  True, there were some rough spots but no more than most times.

My biggest issue is getting back on track.  I have maintained my weight loss so far but I still have 100 pounds that I need to lose.  I have totally fallen off the wagon and a lot of bad habits have been creeping back.  I was always told that the surgery was a tool but it still requires work from you.  All the quick fixes don't matter if you can't sustain it.  Then, the most awesome thing landed in my email last night.

Sponsored by Black Women Losing Weight, this challenge encourages you to ask yourself deep questions beyond just food and exercise.  It encourages you to focus on the motivations behind why you eat and becoming aware of what triggers you and how you can make the lifelong changes necessary.  It's not a quick fix or a fad diet.  

I know I have a lot of bad habits and science has shown that it takes 21 days for a new activity to become a habit.  If you are interested, check out the challenge and while it's sponsored by a black women's group, it's open to all.  If you're interested in support, I have a facebook group up.  It's private and right now has women who are doing the same thing, supporting each other without judgment.  Just hit me up and let me know.  The challenge starts on January 7th.  I'll be posting here with the different activities
and sharing my thoughts.  I really hope you'll join me!