As we make our way through a season of resolutions made—and some now broken—it’s important to remember why we’ve embarked on this journey in the first place. A daily reminder can keep our efforts focused and refreshed. So we turned to a group of intrepid Connect members who focus on strengthening their resolve each and every day.
Here’s an inspirational assortment from their hashtag haven for keeping their WW mojo going. Try one a day to keep discouragement at bay!
Day 1: Start Loving Yourself
Because I have spent too long punishing myself, hiding behind my weight, using it as an excuse. I love me! I am going to love every step of this journey to find more me. The plan is to love myself first, then there is more love to share with others.
Day 2: A Future With Hope
Because I don’t want to feel the same way about my body this time next year.
Day 3: No More Broken Zippers
Because I like the extra room I have in my winter coat. The fear of either busting at the seam or breaking the zipper is not a good feeling! I refused to buy a coat in a bigger size so that left me with no other choice.
Day 4: Broaden Your Horizons
Because eating shouldn’t be a hobby.
Day 5: The Best Mama
Because my 15-month-old smiled at me and said “mama” for the first time and it makes me want to be the best mama I can be.
Day 6: Recalculating
I can enjoy a holiday and get right back on track the next day!
Day 7: No Fear of Swimsuits
To be able to look forward to summer. I dread it because I can’t hide behind layers or baggy clothes. I won’t even talk about putting on a bathing suit.
Day 8: An Online Family
Because Connect has helped to show me that I am not alone in this journey and that I have nothing to be ashamed of while I am on it.
Day 9: Hello, Collarbones!
I miss my collarbones. Maybe that is silly, but it is a why for me.
Day 10: Your Inner Athlete
I am tired of feeling extra bulk. Inside is an athlete who loves to bike, run, dance and swim. She has been pent up for too long.
Day 11: Spousal Admiration
My husband told me that I look healthier and more energetic than he's ever seen me, and that he's proud of me for taking control of my food choices. Well, it doesn't get any better than that
Day 12: No Doctor Dread
Because I don't want to hear about how I need to lose weight from my doctor. I hate going to the doctor's because I know I will have to get on that stupid scale and then see the look of disappointment from my doctor because I didn't lose any weight.
Day 13: Standing Up for Yourself
Because I need to learn not to let other people step all over me and stuff my face because I am hurt.
Day 14: Walking Off the Blues
Because I feel amazing when I am active on a day-to-day basis! I’ve been getting at least a 30-minute walk every day for the last month, and it is crazy how much it helps me. Definitely one of the most underprescribed medications for depression!
Day 15: Putting Eating in Its Place
I want to get to goal so that I can think less of food and more about living. I find my day can revolve around food, what I am eating, what I am making for the kids to eat, what will be at the party...is this normal? I want to just be living and in the moment.
Day 16: Keep It Going
Because I don’t want to undo all of my hard work.
Day 17: Best in Class
Because I want to go to my next high school reunion and not feel embarrassed by how much weight I've gained. I don't expect to be the same weight I was in high school, but close to that would be nice and is certainly achievable.
Day 18: A Happy Granny
I want to be healthy as I age so I can enjoy my life with my family. I want to be the fun grandma and play with my grandchildren. My own grandma is in declining health. It reminds me I want to live life to the fullest to the very end!
Day 19: Embrace the Beach
Because I want to feel more comfortable in a bathing suit. I'm not looking to rock a bikini (although if that were to happen, I'd be OK with that, too). I just want to be able to go to the beach with my family and not feel so self-conscious.
Day 20: Downsizing
Shopping isn’t torture anymore. Had to buy smaller shirts; my 17-year-old stylist said my current ones are too baggy.
Day 21: Cruising Weight
Because even though this may sound vain, I feel more like myself at a healthy weight than with a few extra pounds.
Day 22: Developing a Palate
Because once you start enjoying good, wholesome food, you realize that processed junk food doesn't taste very good anyway.
Day 23: One Size Only
Because I’m tired of having a wardrobe in three different sizes. I want to finally lose the weight and keep it off!
Day 24: Mama’s Love
Because I love that my kids say they are proud of me for my weight loss and much more…because I love them so much more than they will ever know, and I want to be around as long as I possibly can.
Day 25: Freedom
I don’t want anything holding me back and this extra weight does that, so it’s gotta go!
Day 26: Choices
I want to be able to shop for clothes in any store! I want to walk in and be able to try on smaller sizes and have choices.
Day 27: More Freedom
Because I don’t want my weight to ever prevent me from doing (or wearing!) what I want.
Day 28: Scan That Cheese
Because I need a plan that allows me to eat cheese. I've made so many great finds using my bar code scanner in the store. Cabot 75% reduced-fat sharp cheddar, 1 SP per ounce. Tastes as good as the full fat [version].
Day 29: Simple Tasks
To be able to bend over to tie my sneakers and not get winded because my stomach is in the way. Prior to joining WW, I don’t think that’s something I ever would’ve said out loud. I was embarrassed. I love my #connectfamily because I can post things like this and not have to worry about being judged.
Day 30: A Full Life
Because I still have so much I want to do. I want to be healthy enough to play with my future grandchildren; I want to be around for my family and friends. I want to continue to walk on the beach, climb mountains (hills), learn new skills and just be able to enjoy life and all it has to offer without a bunch of aches and pains. Unless I am fit, these things and so many more would not be possible.
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