This is it. I'm committed.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Well, I completed W1D3 yesterday, so now I'm on to Week 2. I'm feeling so pumped and excited. I've attempted C25K twice before, but ended up letting 'life' get in the way and not finishing it. This time is different. I'm committed to finishing it. And not only do I just plan on finishing the program, I plan on continuing to use my newfound strength and try to do 3 miles 3 days a week. I'm also incorporating other exercises along with C25K.
This book that I've been reading is great. It has helped me overcome a lot of the issues I have with food temptations. It has so many great points and I highly recommend it. Here's a pic of the book and also of my journal I've started writing in every day (since April 9th). For everyday that I have a good workout I put a smiley face sticker on the front of it. It will be completely covered with stickers eventually. I also write some reminder quotes and phrases on the back side of it.
Here's my weight tracker page that I have going. Note that I've been faithfully working out and eating good through this whole time since the 9th. Before I would have let the gains get me down and quit. But after reading an article about how your muscles swell after working out causing you to gain weight that will eventually go away, I have a different view. Even though my first few days did not reflect any loss, I knew that it would eventually start to decline. I just had to give it time. And here's the proof that it's working.
I also bought a goal dress I believe sometime last year. It's a size 12. I pulled it out of the closet and hung it up for me to see everyday. I know that I'll be wearing this dress one day so watch for the blog where I post a pic. This time is different than all the other times I've tried to lose weight. Not sure on what triggered it, but for some reason I just know this is it. I'm on the right track and plan to stay here. If for any reason I derail it's no big deal. I'll just get right back on. It's that simple. All the other times it was just physical, but this time I am physically and mentally ready. I'll be a whole new person this time next year. I'm looking forward to putting up some progress pics for all to see one day.