Thursday, February 21, 2013
I used to reward myself with food. I didn't think of it that way, of course. Long week?? Lets have lunch out with the girls. Accomplish some goals?? Dinner at my favorite Italian restaurant. Depressed?? Let's go have coffee and pie (or cake :). It's funny the things you just 'do'. It's been an interesting journey of self discovery. When i got serious about losing the extra weight, I set up a schedule of rewards...non food rewards. When i lost the first 5 pounds I got a pedicure. When I lost 15# I got a bra from Victoria's Secret. I'm on the verge of having lost 20# (only 1# to go!!), so it's time for a serious reward!
I have wanted to join a gym for months, but every time I almost join, i talk myself out of it because i don't want to NOT use it and end up wasting money :p. I have been super proud of myself for my consistency with exercise. This was one of the hardest things for me to establish in my life. I think i did the 10 min challenge in Oct and the January jumpstart in Dec. Both of those challenge really helped me to make movement a regular part of nearly every day. I have consistently hit my exercise goals since October.
I joined a new challenge, although it is not on Sparkpeople, it is on Bodybuilding.com. It is a 12 week program for free by Jamie Eason, a fitness model. The first week I did just fine here at home. But looking ahead to the next weeks, i realized i really need to join the Y. I love the program because she has video's that show each exercise, she's a sweetheart, and I just really believe I can actually accomplish this. This is going to test my metal :) I love that!!
Joining the Y is my big reward for the consistency and the weight loss and the learning I have done on this journey. My next reward will need to be clothing :)
Remember, the wise person falls down 7 times, but 7 times he gets up :) Keep getting up and keep moving forward!!