Happy Saturday everyone!
I hope everyone has had a WONDERFUL week so far! I know I have!
I feel SO GOOD today. I really feel like I'm back on track with this. I've missed it.
A few weeks ago, I was starting to feel like I did just before I joined Spark People. I was bloated, my pants we tight, I wasn't comfortable in my clothes or my skin anymore.
So, I decided to give myself a fresh start with the new year. I normally don't make New Year's resolutions. And I guess this isn't really a resolution, just a chance for me to start fresh. I used to hate when I would hear people say they were going to make a New Year's resolution because I would think, whats January 1st compared to any other date? Why can't you start on July 28th or November 12th?
This year, it kind of clicked. So what if Janurary 1st isn't any different than any other day of the year? If it allows a chance for people to start a positive change in their life, then why not? If there's one thing I've learned it is that a healthy lifestyle is more than just changing your habits, its about changing your mindset! And if Janurary 1st just so happens to be a day that allows you to change your mindset, then why not?
So I decided to commit to consistency on January 1st. And so far it is paying off! I have lost 2.5 lbs since January 1st!
I feel like I'm back into it and I feel SO good!
Here are some things that are working for me:
Tracking everything I eat.
Eating a small salad with dinner each night.
Eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner with snacks in between instead of just a couple of big meals.
Drinking LOTS of water and tea.
Adding carbonated water to my tea to keep it interesting!
Logging on to SparkPeople EVERYDAY to do more than just track calories/exercise/weight.
I went to the grocery store yesterday and bought some healthy food for the next few days. I used to use my small kitchen as an excuse that I couldn't eat healthy. Boy was I wrong! I am working around my small kitchen and preparing healthy meals!
I'm loving the way I feel and I'm loving that I am seeing results already. I've lost weight in the past, and I know what works: CONSISTENCY. So, I know what to do and I have the motivation.
I don't have some important date to lose all this weight by, so I'm not feeling nervous that I won't reach my goal weight by that date. Right now, my plan is to be consistent and reach my goal weight no matter how long it takes me--as long as I am putting my all into it and being consistent!
I feel like I will be more successful this way...I don't have a ticking clock telling me I'm getting closer to a certain date and I better step it up or else I won't reach my goal and I'll be a failure.
I've decided to take it slow like I did when I first started--for the first few weeks, I'll focus in nutrition and getting into the habit of eating healthy again. I'll slowly start to incorporate exercise into my routine as least by the end of the month. I don't have a certain time span because I really just want to focus on diet right now. When its time, I'll know. I am not going to pressure myself. My goal is by the end of the month to start exercising consistently again, whether it be once a week or 5 times a week. But like I said, I'm going to start slow because I know that works for me!
Have a good weekend everybody!
I am excited to see what the next few weeks bring!