Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Looking at myself in the mirror, I wonder what happened to that motivated person? I used to go to the Y for 2 hours a day or more 5 -7 days a week, and I loved it! What changed? Well, I got a full time job teaching - my dream career and have put every bit of my energy into making my classroom and lessons fun and engaging. I get home and I have laundry, dusting, vaccuming, and unpacking to do on top of grading papers and making plans for the next lesson. When all I really want to do is sit myself in front of the TV and stuff my face with supper and whatever comes after - which I often give in to.
Since the beginning of the year I have been telling myself, 2 pounds a week cannot be difficult as long as I watch what I eat and start working out again. Well I have been working out again and I am just about back where I started. I'm not trying to fool myself, but I am. I am still not watching what I eat. I need to change that.
My new goal for myself - taking time Sunday nights to plan my meals for the week. I will add my calories ahead of time and not be influenced by standing in front of the fridge wondering what I should eat, or snacking when I'm not even hungry.
In the end I just want to be healthy again, active, and well.... fit into those jeans that I cannot button anymore.
As the team says it best...........I'm DONE being the fat girl!