Thursday, August 13, 2009
I first want to thank everyone who commented on my previous blog. Everyone was so much help, gave great tips, and made me want to try harder. I stayed on track yesterday with food and exercise until the very end of the day. I had some friends over to play poker and had a couple of beers but I didn't over indulge so I was super proud of myself. I've come to realize I can't give up everything I like, and the more I try to the more I get frustrated and give up. As many people said I need to do moderation. I don't have the willpower like others where I can completely give up my chicken wings on Sundays with Lorena or having a few beers with poker. What I need to do is have my occasionally indulges and then just hit the gym extra. Everything has a consequence so if I want my wings I get to go to the gym. The more I pressure myself to be perfect, the higher chance I'll fail. I need to accept right now (at the beginning) I can't give those things up now. I know now is the best time to do it but when it's leading me to failure because of guilt and frustration then I'm going to try and do this my way.
I also decided after looking at other people's pages I need a definite source of motivation. I needed to find a picture of what I'm working toward. Now I'd love to look like Angelina Jolie or Jessica Alba but I don't have their itty bitty hips to begin with. I always had a boy till I hit late high school and into college. So now I have huge love handles (well it feels that way to me). And around my hips is where I tend to hold my weight. I still can fit into medium shirts and occasionally smalls, but when it comes to jeans my size leaps up. So instead of picking someone who is stick straight, I went for Beyonce as my motivation. She has shown that you can have have wider hips, but still be in great shape and look awesome. I want to lose the excess love handle weight and then tone up like she has. I put her picture on my spark page and am going to print it out and put it on my bulletin board to remind myself what I can, no what I WILL, look like!