Starting the Spring Challenge - What Will be Different This Time?
Saturday, May 07, 2011
Today starts the Spring Challenge - I am on the A Team. I've done a number of these 5% weight loss challenges and thoroughly enjoy them. I've met great people on the teams, and enjoy having an area of focus each week. But if I'm honest with myself, I have not achieved the 5% weight loss once, and am still basically hovering around the same 5 pounds being lost/gained, over and over and over.
So what am I thinking about doing differently this time?
1) Exercise. I know myself well enough to know that this is critical for me. I work a lot - 60 - 70 hours a week - but I need to find a way to fit this in.
2) Visualize. When I'm having an exceptionally stressful work week like the last two weeks, I eat everything in sight. I want to create the discipline to pause and ask if it's worth it before I eat it. Is it worth it to skip exercise. In the context of how I want to feel on Memorial Day, on July 4th, and with all the incredible fresh veggies available in the spring (and that we are trying to grow in our container garden).
3) Learn. Ask myself at the end of each day how I did. Where could I have made better choices? Am I happy with the decisions I made?
Here's to a great Spring Challenge!