What I have learned and accomplished the last 10 weeks.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
When I first started this Challenge 10 wks ago I honestly did not think I would make my goal –I had to put a number so I said well let’s try 1 lb a week.. Well along the way I discovered something about myself. I found out I am stronger than what I think mentally. Because let’s face it – losing weight is just as much a mental battle as a physical battle. It all starts with Our Mind! It is very powerful and can talk us into things and out of things. It is a matter of how you train it.
I now automatically make healthier choices. If I get a real bad craving for something not healthy –
I go ahead and have just a piece of it and then I am fine.
I have come to really love exercising. It is a daily priority – right up there with my must do’s like taking my meds. I feel so much better. I am also finding when I get a little depressed – if I do just a little exercise I feel better almost instantly.
I have met some new lifelong friends on this challenge who have kept me accountable to myself and the team.
Yes Yes I actually made my goal of 10lbs. I feel so proud of myself for staying with this challenge right down to the end. I look forward to the fall Challenge.
My goals for the fall Challenge is to improve my overall Fitness with strength training and balance exercises. The biggest goal this time around is to shoot for not just pounds but inches I want to loose at least 2-3 inches in my hips and stomach along with another 8 lbs.
I also want to get up to walking 3 miles a day during the work week and 5 miles a day on the weekends. I will be walking/jogging another virtual 5K
here in sparkpeople in September.
I plan on making my health top priority for the rest of this year. And the biggest goal I have of all IS TO COMPLETELY QUIT SMOKING! I do not smoke at all during the day only in the evenings when I get back home around hubby who has no intentions of quitting. But I cannot wait for him I must do this for myself. So my official Quit Date is: Sept 9,2012!