Ok, so I have been battling with my weight for almost two years now and let's just say I am not proud of the outcome. When I stopped playing basketball in 2009, I really started to enjoy the fact that I did not have to wake up at 6 am every morning to go work out. Well now, two years later, I still have not done anything about it. I am completely aware that I have nobody to blame but myself and I have to decide to take those steps to get down to the weight I want to be, so I am making this post to tell you that I am going to stay focused, eat right, work out, and take care of myself. I admit, I have gotten so used to other people (i.e. my coaches and family) pushing me to do everything in my power to achieve my athletic goals, so now that I am on my own, I find it really hard to wake up at seven to do a few crunches and squats (mind you I used to be able to run a mile under 6 minutes and now I can barely walk up a flight of stairs with out passing out....breaks my heart). It is like I constantly get motivated and then that fuse burns out, rather quickly if I see a moist slice of chocolate cake, and then I am back to square one. I am just really tired of looking in the mirror and not liking what I see because I know what I am supposed to look like and on top of that I am really disappointed for letting myself go this far. This needs to be a lifestyle change for me, and that is exactly what I am going to treat it as and document my weight loss journey along the way. How do you stay motivated, with anything? Work outs? Eating healthy? School?