Motivation Burst and an Aha!
Monday, August 10, 2009
I got on the scale yesterday and saw a 1 in the third spot.
I really want to be in the 220's by the late August and when I've lost 15 pounds I'm rewarding myself with a haircut and highlights (I need it anyways, so I might as well make it a reward, lol). I am now less than 2 pounds away from reaching both goals.
It's funny what that knowledge has done to my motivation and will power. Both were still pretty good at this point, but knowing how close I am to those goals has given a turbo boost to my determination.
I will drink pools full of water this week. I will go on my nightly power walk and find other ways to do cardio. I will do my scheduled strength training no matter what. I will stay in my ranges for calories and all nutrients. I will check off all of my daily goals every evening. I will not eat any of the 3 pounds of chocolate that my dad gave us
(don't ask) or the yummy dessert loaves that my mom sent along with them. When I step onto the scale next Sunday I will know that I did everything that I needed to do to ensure a loss. (And if it isn't enough I'll do it all over again next week
So here's my "aha!" moment; I was wishing that there was a way of applying this same level of focus and commitment to the big picture. I mean, it's easy to stay motivated for a week when you've got less than 2 pounds to lose, but the 90+ over the next 11 months ....... I already value the SP idea of setting smaller goals and rewards for yourself, but I realized that I haven't really been doing that on a weekly basis. I think that I will start. I know that I could lose 2 pounds a week, so I will set a goal of 1.6 and give myself a mini reward, something free. Maybe more scrapping time or some other form of pampering.
I'm in this for the long haul, but that doesn't mean I should forget about all the little stops along the way!