Thursday, July 19, 2012
Nutrition: Avoid soda and fried foods, day 6
My resistance muscle is getting stronger and stronger. My monopoly money is motivating me to make better choices. I was right around fries today and I managed to say, "No." So proud of myself. I read the Beck Diet a while back. I remember that the book talked about telling yourself that you don't have a choice. You can't say, okay, I'll break the rule this time. I have tried to, over and over again, with no luck. When I give in, I normally give up too. Since I have been focusing on one particular area, it has helped tremendously. An area of weakness for me is coffee and tea. I believe that, in this journey, I have to be honest with myself. I have tried tea without sugar. I hate it. So I know that I will not drink tea unless I have sugar in it. I tried coffee black. I hate it. When I drink coffee, I like cream and sugar. Now that I have admitted that, I have started to track the coffee and tea I drink. So I think I will focus on having one caffeinated beverage a day, I will not cut them completely out. My goal is to maintain the goals I have already mastered, and continue to add goals until I have developed my new lifestyle. Making these changes gradually has also helped. Putting the dollars in the jar is making me feel successful. My kids were so excited when I sat counting my money, especially my six year old. I love sharing my goals with them; they are always so encouraging, and I am so grateful. I'm still tracking my food and I'm in calorie range. Another $3 added to the jar!
We went bowling today. We bowled for over two hours straight - no pain in my knees or thighs. Woohoo! I am still taking a break from jogging, maybe two more days before I try it again. My dh suggested that I try walking everyday when I told him about some pants I'm trying to get into. I'm grateful that he is so supportive. I may ease one fitness goal in, but not yet. Maybe a streak might be in order. I am making plans to work out on our vacation this weekend. I sent a text to my family and I am grateful that some will join me in the hotel's gym. This journey is so much easier when you have a good support system.
ETA: I squeezed in 30 minutes of walking on my treadmill (another one of those things I will have to just do whether I like it or not), and Stand Up from DDP yoga (love that workout). I'm feeling strong, flexible, and successful today!