First, I want to say thank you to everyone for the love and support you have given me when I posted my first blog. I’m always in awe on how much people truly love and care for me! It means a lot for people to take time out of their busy schedules to read my posts, and I just want to say that I’m grateful for each and everyone of you! You will be happy to know that I’m down 3 pounds since I’ve started!
Before you read this post, please take the time to watch the video I posted above. Throughout this week, I was thinking about what song would fit perfectly with this new journey that I’m embarking, and the first thing that came to my mind was the Beatles song, Help! Reading through the lyrics just seemed be exactly what I need and will continue to need in the future. I’m going to need people to help me through this weight loss journey. When I was younger, I never asked for help and support especially when it came to me trying to lose weight, and I think that’s one of the many reasons why I ended up failing time and time again. This week has went by fast, but the overwhelming support and love that I’ve gotten from family and friends have been truly amazing and wonderful. I find that the more I share my story and tell people that I’m trying to lose weight, the more support and love I get. For instance, we began a weekly get together on Mondays with my friends to do dinner, and one of my friends volunteered to do dinner yesterday. So last week as we were trying to make plans for Monday, she asked if there are certain things I can’t have since she was going to make spaghetti. She willingly offered to alter her recipe by swapping ground beef to ground turkey and doing whole wheat pasta. When she made this offer, it meant a lot to me because it shows that she really wants me to succeed and want to make sure she does not set me up for failure. On top of that, my friends and I have been working out together, and we are wanting to try out new and fun workouts which is great because I think it’s more fun to workout with others rather than by yourself. The accountability that my friends and family have given me just this past week has been great, and it means so much to me because it shows me that I’m really not doing this alone. I know that I shouldn’t feel ashamed to ask for help; however, it’s always difficult to ask for help because naturally I want to do it on my own. But….doing it all by myself won’t work because there are going to be hard days when I just want to give up, and if I do it by myself, there won’t be anyone there to pick me up and say, “Don’t give it up cause it’s not worth it!” Most importantly, I’ve got to learn to ask for help when I fall, and I know I’m not going to do things perfectly cause I’m not perfect and will hit roadblocks along the way; however, if I just stop what I’m doing and listen to that Beatles song, it will help me to re-focus and know that it’s okay to ask for help. If one of the most popular and successful music group can write a song saying there’s going to be times they’re going to need people to help them, then I think I can do it too! 😉