Monday, October 22, 2012
Since I started this 12-week challenge, I've definitely been more active. I am making time most days for a scheduled workout, even if all I can manage is 20 minutes.
But the other goals I've had are not getting attention.
I know tracking isn't hard, and it truly doesn't take that much time, but I rarely get any time on the computer now and I don't enjoy spending it looking up values or adding foods that aren't already in the database. It has become a real chore, so I am sorely out of practice. I know this is a terrible excuse, and I really just need to commit and follow through.
Probably part of what is hindering me in tracking is that I still haven't given up my sugar craze. I'm still seeking it out and trying to compensate with activity or smaller portions elsewhere. I need to create something to do during those times when I normally reach for an unhealthy snack (boredom, celebration, stress, etc.).
So obviously that last goal of weight loss is not being met because I'm not taking care of the other goals that will lead me there.
But the bright side is that this is a process. I've got 6 more weeks to commit to this challenge. Then I've got 2 months beyond that to reach my next goal: losing the amount of weight my doctor recommended before my next checkup.
Then I've got the rest of my life to set a healthy example for my new daughter so that she grows up proud of her body and living healthily, unlike I have. That's my real goal: to break this cycle and give her something much better.
All I have to do is start NOW!