Monday, September 17, 2012
Today's SparkCoach assignment is to blog about the changes that I'm seeing other than the scale. This is only week 3 of my latest attempt to be consistent, and while I'm doing well (4lbs GONE), I am noticing more important changes than just what the scale says.
1 - My body does not want crap. Last Friday, I treated myself to an order of french fries. BIG MISTAKE! After 2 weeks of eating better, my body said no way! I'm just as happy without it.
2 - My mood is better. I tend to be a pretty somber, Eeorye-ish sort of person. I also lose my temper pretty easily. But last week, I worked out. I went to the gym and broke a sweat and pushed myself. And guess what? Last week, I was in the best mood I've been in for a long time.
3 - I like water. Surprise! I find myself wanting to drink water most of the time. I have a Diet Pepsi here and there to fuel my caffeine addiction, but other than that, it's water. I have some Crystal Light made too, just for those times when I need a little flavor, but I haven't had any in over a week.
4 - It's ok to have a "bad" day, be it conscious or unconscious. I had a bad day yesterday. SO WHAT! I'm not going to let that make a bad week, or a bad month, or force me to give up. One day is just that - one day. So I'm letting it go and just focusing on today. And today has been great so far!
5 - I feel lighter. 4lbs may not be that much a loss, all things considered, but I do feel lighter. Maybe it is just the strength that I'm getting in my legs from the elliptical and running. It could be that my mood has lightened and therefore translated into me simply feeling lighter. Whatever it is, I'll take it!
I'm sure I could come up with more things that are changing for me. I'm sure that at some point I will. But for now, what are the things that YOU see changing?