Monday, April 21, 2008
So, according to my sign up date (march 31st), this is my 22nd day at this. I did sign up that day, but it still took me a week or so to get started, so i'm going to say that this is actually only day 16, which is fine with me because that's my lucky number. In any case, here I am on day 16, feeling pretty good about myself. Even though I was feeling really unmotivated last week and didn't walk or do Pilates at all, i still lost 4 lbs. This eating healthy thing isn't so bad, after all. The only obstacle i'm having with it is the things i'm making. I don't really have a lot of variety, so i end up eating the same things over and over, and it's getting old. I gotta go find some new recipes. My mom just gave me the new issue of Clean Eating, and there seem to be some prospects.
On the excercise front, I think part of the reason I didn't want to do anything last week was that i'm sick of the music i had on my MP3 player. Problem solved: i made a kick-ass mega-mix for walking last night, and as for pilates, i'm going to go get a mat tonight after work so the concrete under my apartment carpet isn't so brutal on my hips and butt.
My goal so far is to get down to 200, and while i don't have a set time limit, i would like to be close to that before the end of the year. Hopefully that's not too unreasonable. I can't tell. I've never put any serious effort into this. It's always just been a passing thing that i've done for a week, then when i got bored of it, i stopped. This time i'm damn determined to see it through. I know that the success rate is probably horrible, but i don't care. I just have to keep reminding myself that I'm doing this for me, no one else, and that it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change. It's like deciding that i want to dress a different way, or cut my hair. It seems weird at first, but at some point it will become second nature. So, for day 16, I think i'm doing pretty good. I haven't given up yet, and this is a week longer than i usuall stick with things i don't really like doing. Wish me luck. and verbal lashings if i get off track!