I was once one of those newbies at the gym taking up someone elses treadmill but there is a difference. I didn't make a resolution to get fit or even to lose weight. I set a GOAL! I believe there is a difference. A resolution is a wish or a desire while a goal is specific and measurable. A goal has a deadline! So I got on someone's treadmill and I walked and each day I came back and walked some more and I joined Weight Watchers and I followed the program and set a goal to lose five pounds, and I did. Then I set another goal to lose five pounds and I did. And then yet another five pounds and each time I set a new goal I shared it with my husband and I reached it. Sometimes losing five pounds took a week but most times it took a month. Once in a while it took much longer than that but I NEVER took my eyes off my goal. I became fitter and fitter walking on that treadmill and eventually began a step class, then weight lifting and watched as I transformed my body, slowly, but successfully. I walked a half marathon (13.1 miles) and then another. Eventually I lost more than fifty percent of my body weight and was able to stand in front of my friends in Weight Watchers and earn my Lifetime membership.
New Beginnings the first morning I walked into the gym and got on the treadmill and again as I reached my weight goal with Weight Watchers and became a Lifetime member. New beginnings when I became a Weight Watchers leader and lead my first group meeting. Scary, exhilarating, so worth the journey!
Weight Watchers has begun a new advertising campaign and I am so proud of it. Have you seen it? Jennifer Hudson before and after her weight loss transformation with giant red letters spelling out the word BELIEVE. That is the most powerful word I know! In order to be successful at whatever you start you must believe in yourself. I had to learn to believe I was worth the effort. I had to learn to believe.