“What’s Next?” by Melissa Schwab

April 5, 2010

It was good to see some of the “flight 1” participants already back at the gym. For me, I’m planning to take the weekend off and head back on Monday. A whole two days away from the gym…amazing! But I’m already enlisting the help of my workout buddies for next week and making plans for a new routine. I’ve worked too hard to go back. Someone commented on another blog about giving ourselves “time and patience” on moving forward. I LOVED that because we have the rest of our lives to use what we’ve learned to be healthy. Knowledge is half the battle. My goal is to find the right balance for me between working out and eating. I’m not sure EXACTLY what that will be, but I now have a lot of knowledge, time and hopefully patience to work on it. In a way, I’m excited for the new phase of maintenance. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t trying to lose weight. I’m even more excited to go shopping for clothes. What will you do with your former clothes? Some say to keep them, so you’ll remember how far you’ve come. Some say to clean them out so you’ll never go back. Looking forward to the start of a new goal….just a few more days and counting.