Wednesday, August 08, 2012
By the time you read this blog post, I will be reflecting on the fact that only 22 days are left until my birthday. People who know me see my countdowns (especially when it comes to work LOL). I set some weight loss goals for myself on August 5, 2011 and would hope to accomplish more by the time my birthday arrives:
August 5, 2011
LOSE 15 POUNDS BY SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER 2011
DRINK 98OZ. OF WATER
EXERCISE 6 DAYS A WEEK
NO DRIVE THRU RESTAURANT VISITS
MAKE HEALTHIER CHOICES FOR FOOD
WRITE WEEKLY BLOG AND POST IT EACH SUNDAY
RECORD SPARKPEOPLE.COM NUTRITION & FITNESS
KEEP CONTINUOUS PRAYER
I did manage to accomplish some of them, but of course, I’m human and a work in progress. So far, I did lose 18 pounds (but gained 5 of them recently…UGH!!) and am able to wear slacks and jeans that were sitting in the closet for over a year. I’m very proud of those accomplishments! When you try to do better in all aspects of your life, don’t be surprised of the opposition that may come your way.
Stress is definitely an effective “Debbie Downer.” I try not to worry about situations that I can’t change so I pray to God for guidance, keep moving in faith, and hope for the best. I also know that I have to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in my eating habits and stay away from too many carbohydrates. This was evident when I tried to donate blood last month and my iron levels were low. There’s still my ‘project’ of checking out the fitness center in my resident community so I can do workouts after work without losing sleep at night (I was working out with my roommate after 10pm).
I did manage to do Zumba and walk about 3 miles this week. I REFUSE to give up so I continue to keep moving!
In the next couple of posts, you’ll see me count down in each title. I’m looking forward to celebrating another year of life and hopefully visit family at home in the process!
I feel like partying right now! LOL