Saturday, October 19, 2013
Ok so I haven't been sticking to my contract that I had made September 21. What is preventing me from achieving my goals? I could blame everyone else for bringing in candy to fill the jar in our department, I could blame the weather for being "too cold" to walk outside, I could blame school for "taking so much time" or work and my long commute, and I could blame my classmate/friend for us doing what she wants to do as far as studying, etc.
NO MORE! I am taking FULL responsibility for everything. I don't have to take candy from the jar, I don't stick to 1 piece anyway. I can put on another layer and "suck it up" and get my butt outside! I have to schedule time for workouts and planning of meals. I have to tell people NO! "I have this planned or I need to do ______________, but when I am done I can meet you."
I am to blame. I am responsible for my action or lack there of. There I said it! WHEW! I feel so much better! See, now matter the excuse, it will not help me achieve my goals!
So how will I conquer this? 1) Post my contract, EVERYWHERE! (LOL) Really, at my desk, in my car, on my binder for school, on my refrigerator, anywhere that I can see it and be reminded of it. 2) Write it in! Write my workouts in my planner. This way I am held responsible and can't back out. I will also write in meals. Ok this will be on the tracker, but if I plan ahead then I will not have to worry about what I am going to make for dinner and if I have officially gone over my calories, etc. 3) Call my friend Tracy and see if I can go to her when I feel like I just may go for that bag of chips that I didn't plan for.
Thanks for reading! Have a fabulous day! I will update on my progress next week!
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Ok, so I feel like I do this all the time. I get the motivation to do something, but then either lose interest or my motivation. I want to make this the LAST time that I will be on this spiral. I NEED to lose weight. I have noticed that I am using my inhaler more, I get out of breath doing the easiest things, and I feel run down and sick.
Starting Monday I am going to be using the gym at school. It is included in our tuition and they are now open until 8pm Mon-Fri. YAY! I will be scheduling the gym into my calendar so that there are no excuses. I used to LOVE the gym and would go everyday. How things change in 13 years. LOL
After work tonight I am going to be stopping at the grocery store and picking up fruits & veggies. Again, things that I would eat all the time and now I just feel like "Ehh". I want to LOVE healthy food again. I know that when I eat healthy, I feel healthy! This will include drinking more water. I know that I drink at least 8 glasses, but I would drink 12 glasses a day.
I don't know when I last stepped on this. Oh, wait yeah I do. A couple weeks ago and it was NOT pretty! So accountability is key. I will have to schedule time on SP and do a blog at least once a week talking about my accomplishments and yes, those non-accomplishments (accountability right?).
So, here is to a new me, the old me. The one who loved fitness and eating healthy. The one who had high self-esteem and never made excuses. It is going to be a battle, but an up hill one. A battle to prove that with everything going on in my life I can find balance and reach my goals that focus on me!
Saturday, September 21, 2013
As part of my commitment to myself, my health, and my future I Amanda will track my food at least 5/7 days a week, walk at least 30 minutes a day, and stop to think about what I am eating or about to eat and why I feel I need it at that time. I will find a "mentor", someone to call when I feel like I am going to make a bad choice. Doing the above will help me, not hurt me, and my goals for weight loss.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
So it is only my 1st week with my new schedule and already I am realizing how much planning ahead would be beneficial to me. Today I went to work, met my study partner, stopped at the store, home, started crockpot meal for work tomorrow, prepared crockpot meal for dinner, vaccuumed, cleaned fridge, took out garbage, fed dogs, etc. I started class on Friday. For the next 8 weeks this is my schedule:
Sunday-church, study, spend time with hubby, gym optional
Monday-class from 7:30am-10:30am, work from 11:30am-5:30pm, gym (not optional), study
Tuesday-work from 7am-5:30pm, study (meet study partner)
Wednesday-work 7am-5:30pm, gym (not optional), study
Thursday-work 7am-5:30pm, study (meet study partner)
Friday-class 8:30-11:30, work 12:30pm-4:30pm, gym (not optional), study
Saturday-study, gym (optional), spend time with hubby, work on my Saturday (1 per month)
WHEW! This doesn't even include cleaning, cooking, shower, me time, etc.
The next 8 weeks are going to be just as crazy! I know I can do this and will succeed in all that i want to accomplish: B or better in my class, weight loss of 5lbs/month, gym 3 days/week. I just have to put my health & school above everything else.
This long weekend is going to give me time to start my paper for my class, read my homework, come up with a schedule of meals for the next few weeks. I see A LOT of crockpot meals in my future. LOL.
Thanks for listening! I just realized all that I did today and was thinking how crazy it is. We want to add a child in the mix! I know if my hubby didn't work 2nd shift he would help out with some stuff too and he has! I don't have to worry about laundry this week! YAY!
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