Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I ask myself why after a good day of on track food and exercise:
- do I feel taller
- do I feel thinner
- do I feel happier
- do I feel proud
Because I've accomplished something. That's why. The first two... eh... those are probably just psychological, but whatever keeps you going right?
Got up this AM and did a pretty serious core workout... my #1 trouble zone right now... well, duh, right?? :) Did all my morning rituals and even got over to Mom and Dad's in time to visit before I left for work.
Last night, I opened up my old paper journal and read it. I really enjoy keeping paper journals. Here's what it said:
9/3/2003 - Wow! I lost 4 pounds this week. I am excited. I can't believe I am going to be under 180 pounds soon. I need to stick to it....
How fitting that I found this now since I am currently in the 180s. That was almost 1 year after starting to change my life when I was too big to fit in my bridesmaid's dress for my best friend's wedding (see my photos). 2002 marked my heaviest... I stopped weighing myself at 225.
I think I need to listen to myself. Myself from then, myself now. I need to stick to it.
Maybe I should listen to my former coach... Jeff used to say to me, "You know how to lose weight and train up, now DO IT". So, I guess that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to just do it.