Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Goals - what we are looking ahead to achieve during this journey. Whether it be to fit into 'that' article of clothing, occasion (vacation, family, wedding, etc.), our health, or just to feel better. Over the course of the past year, I think I have been mindfully aware of wanting to lose weight for all the above listed, but I never did. Every time something was coming up, I would tell myself, "This is the deadline. You've got x-many days to lose the weight, Ashley. Do it this time. No excuses." But I would let life be my excuse. Its is far easier to say that I'm busy being a wife, mother, student, youth leader, etc. than to commit time to myself to this task.
Part of why I'm kicking myself in the butt now is that my "fat" pants have grown tight. Last year, I lost two pants sizes and felt great! However, over the course of the last year, I have steadily grown out of those pants and right back into my "fat" pants. Every time I go to my closet to get dressed, I ask myself, "What will make me not feel so huge? What won't cling to my midsection today?" Its pretty tough after a few days. I'm tired of feeling that. I'm also tired of looking into my full-length mirrors and feeling fat. I know, realistically, I'm not classified as being overweight according to my height, but I'm uncomfortable in my own skin and that's enough of a reason to want to lose the weight. I want to feel confident and comfortable in my own skin.
My short term goal for November:
-Lose 7lbs by the end of the month. This is not unrealistic considering that I'm cutting out a lot of bad habits (soda, fatty fast food) and adding in exercise. I know that the first week, you generally see the biggest loss and therefore, with the changes I'm putting into place, I believe this is an achievable goal for the rest of the month.
My reward for hitting my November goal is to get a haircut. I've been due for one for a while, but I just don't want to spend the money at the moment because it's getting to be Christmas time and I believe that the money can be spent else where. However, achieving this goal will allow me to be okay with me taking some of that money and time out for myself without the guilt.
Anyone else have goals specifically set for November?