Happy three year Anniversary to me and Weight Watchers.
It was exactly three years ago tonight, on a Tuesday, that I made the life-altering decision to walk into Weight Watchers…AGAIN! This was probably at least my fourth time going into a Weight Watchers center. Needless to say, I was VERY skeptical. I have talked to you before about HOW Weight Watchers saved my life. Now, I am going to talk to myself…three years ago. Bear with me while I have a conversation with myself the day I decided to go in the door at Weight Watchers:
Hear we go again. Don’t worry, this time WILL be different.
Yeah, right, I have said that before and look where it got me, heavier than I have EVER been in my life. Yes, you are quite large but you have a pretty face and you can be successful. Just go in the door!
I’m tired. I’m fat. I’m lazy. I sleep in the afternoons when I get home from school. I have NO ENERGY! Perfect, this is just the thing you need. Weight Watchers can help you with all those things. GO-IN-THE-DOOR!
I’m sad. I’m hopeless. I can see others judge me because I am so fat and it makes me sad and hopeless. People will always judge. Unfortunately that is part of life. You might be sad and hopeless now but there is hope and laughter (thanks, Jacynta) on the other side of that door. There are also other people in there feeling and thinking the same things as you and they can help you and support you.
I am not a good role model for my students. Your students love you no matter how you look. You have impacted them so much and they love you. Weight doesn’t matter to your students. Your heart does.
I am a failure. Yes, you have tried this before but that doesn’t make you a failure. Going back in the door makes you a success. Go in!
I am morbidly obese and will probably die early if this continues. That’s why you REALLY need to get in the door, NOW!
What if I fail like all the times before? You won’t! You will have setbacks. It might take you a while but just DON’T-GIVE-UP because YOU-ARE-WORTH-IT!
Ok…I will do it one more time. Don’t worry, this time WILL be different. You WILL be a success!
Have you had conversations in your head like this one? If only I had been there to talk to myself three years ago. I would have encouraged myself like I encourage others. So many times we tell children or others, “It’s ok, you will do better!” “Just keep trying!” Why do we beat ourselves up over our own tiny mistakes? We need to encourage ourselves and talk to ourselves like we would a child or a friend.
Thank you, Weight Watchers for being there. Thank you for once again opening your doors to a past failure. Thank you for hiring Jacynta to be an amazing leader and inspire so many, including myself to be successful!
This is MY year. This year, I will make positive changes in my lifestyle in order to reach goal. This year, I will become a Lifetime member of Weight Watchers and KNOW what it is like to achieve ULTIMATE success with Weight Watchers and myself.
This is also YOUR year. This year, I want you to make positive lifestyle changes in order to reach your goals. YOU-CAN-DO-THIS! All you have to do is walk in the door, start the program, order the plan, count the calories, whatever YOU choose to do, all you have to do is start. You’ve got this! I believe in you, now start believing in yourself!
What plan will you do this year? What action steps are you going to take in order to be successful? Start today, start this weekend, start Monday, just start!