Well, look who’s decided to write a blog post finally?? Life has been a little busy (who’s isn’t?!?) but I’m starting to get in the swing of things and have been dying to have some time to sit down and write. I am deciding to post at least 2x a week (maybe 3) but if I don’t, well then, I don’t. I feel like I am always thinking of things to write about but I never actually get around to writing the post. Life comes up and we can’t do everything. Right?!? But here’s to making a better effort!
So, Monday doesn’t seem to be everyone’s favorite day, but for me it is a chance to start something new. I think that it might have to do more with the fact that I am a “Monday starter.” I hate to start a new activity or better yet my diet during the middle of the week. I can’t ever seem to stick with it. I don’t know what it is about starting on ‘not a Monday’ but it just never works out.
Which brings me to my next point, I have GOT to lose these last 25 pounds!! Ever since my surgery in June, I have totally slacked. I started working out here and there a couple of weeks ago but never fully committed. It’s the same with my eating. I would do great for a few days but never fully committed. Then, you know what I would do?? I would feel like I should reward myself when we went out to eat. I would get a drink, then load up on some carbs and top it all of with a dessert. What?!?! That’s not how this works. At least not for me at this point in my life. It’s okay to have cheat days (or meals), just not every other day. I really am trying to make lifestyle changes. For me, that means working out on a regular basis and eating well (overall).
So here we go again on getting down to the business of losing the last bit of weight and getting in shape. Here are my 3 goals for the rest of the year:
1. Be at my goal weight by the time my son turns one. So that means I have 3 months exactly to get there. If I can lost 2 pounds a week then it is a totally attainable goal. Go!
2. Complete the Tampa Tough Mudder in December. Notice that I didn’t say compete because I am not actually thinking of it as a competition. I just want to have physical goal for myself. Something to work towards. Something to say that I have accomplished. Something to do for myself. We are putting together a girls team and hope to just go down there and have fun!! Even if that means we have to skip a few obstacles, then so be it. Not to mention, this mama isn’t going under any water. I will get in water, but I’m not swimming underneath anything. No way.
3. To eat in a more healthful way. I really think that once you begin to eliminate the sugar and carbs then you won’t have the cravings for them. I usually turn to carbs or sugar when I am having a bad day or stressed about something. This is a habit that I need to cut out IMMEDIATELY. I know it will take a real effort on my part to improve this area of my diet but I am making it a priority right now. Now, does this mean that I won’t have them every now and then? Of course I will, but at this point in my “journey” (I hate that word. So cliché) I need to leave them behind. If you are ever around me and see me going for a piece of cake or pizza- slap me! Or just politely remind me that I will not see my weight loss goal if I eat it.
I am going to take a picture of me today and then on November 13th. I will post pics then. Let’s be honest, I am way to insecure to post my “before” picture without having an “after” picture. It ain’t happening.
Between now and then, I will post the ups and downs of my journey (there’s that dumb word again) and everything in between. I’ll leave with a Someecard that I came across. Totally sums up my feelings the past 2 months.
Please tell me I am not the only one who does this?!?