What does that mean exactly?
Does it mean that we can change ourselves? Yes
Is change hard? Yes
Is change the way we have to live every single day? Not necessarily.
Is the change a lifestyle- Absolutely!
So the question is, can You be the change?
That my dear friends is totally up to you and only you.
Almost 2 and 1/2 years ago, I stumbled upon this awesome site. I had lost weight before, I had recently tried weight watchers and had lost 5 lbs but I found it very easy to cheat on their way of calculating so it didn't work for me but I know others have had great success with it so to each their own. If it works for you, use it!
I tried SP and liked what I saw. I met a few good people the first few months and let them guide me along. That was really instrumental in my journey here.
So if you find a new member and friend them, that is the best thing that you could ever do!
I started measuring and weighing my portions and was extremely surprised at how much I was really eating in a day.
I couldn't quite believe that instead of eating a cup by eyeballing it, I was probably eating double that. Weighing and measuring is really important in the first months and years of losing and tracking is vital.
I had cardio machines that were in my downstairs family room collecting dust. I moved them around and found my ipod, and decided I could do this. I could be my own change. Nobody else was going to do it for me.
I wanted to lose weight for a few reasons. I wanted to feel better and I wanted to look better. The pics tell the story in so many ways and when you look at pictures and your first thought is "oh, I need to throw that picture away!" Don't do it. Decide you want to be the change and then stick to it.
Is it easy? Heck no! There are days that you will want to quit. There are days that you are going to say this just isn't worth it. I miss bread, I miss pizza, I miss Big Macs! I know, I was there. But I liked the way my waist was getting smaller much more than the taste of the crappy food!
It is a daily fight, but at some point, your body starts craving the healthy food. When I haven't had a salad for a couple of days, I crave it like crazy. I eat fruit and veggies daily. I pack my lunch and have a nutritious breakfast every day before I leave for work because my days are crazy and once I get there, I need to go full speed ahead and lunch doesn't come around for several hours.
So ask yourself, can I be the change? Yes Yes Yes! Find a way, small steps every day and find a way to be the change. To be healthy. To be active. To be the best that you can be.
One day at a time, one choice at a time, one exercise at a time! Be the change.