This post is incredibly hard to write, but I believe that standing in my truth in where I need to start. Today is May 1st, which is the day I have been planning on starting a new diet and exercise plan. Well, this morning was also weigh-in day and the scale showed an awful number... 178.5 pounds. I want to be able to say I was surprised, but honestly, I gained over 10 pounds in the last 10 weeks because I have been lazy, using food as comfort, and not holding myself accountable. There will always be an excuse for gaining weight and I am done with excuses. I am standing in my truth today and admitting that I alone allowed myself to gain back the weight and the only thing I can do is move forward from today. I am starting fresh today and putting myself first... I am the priority and need to follow thru for myself! My new workout and diet plan is mainly a focus on making my health and wellness a priority and scheduling my workouts like any other appointment. I have put together a workout calendar that I will follow just like my work schedule... it has to be something that I will not cancel. I have also cut out alcohol completely and focusing on a more whole foods diet... less processed food and more fruits and vegetables. I have often weighed myself too much during a diet, and instead I have decided to weigh in today and then not touch the scale again until June 1st. This blog is a great way for me to stay accountable, so I plan on posting often about my weight loss journey. I have to remind myself that even though weighing in today felt defeating, I am standing in my truth and moving forward.