Wednesday, March 20, 2013
So I made a decision last night that I'm going to try to get back on the trackwagon. I threw out my scale the other week. I didn't do it to make a point or anything! It was just old and icky and I never wanted to use it. I decided that I know myself well enough to feel good or not, based on how my clothes fit and how I feel when I look in the mirror and how I know I've been eating.
I tried on a pair of my jeans the other day and they were snug. They are a pretty small size but still, they were more snug than they've been before and I even wore them all day to see if they would stretch out. They didn't! Whatevah!!! That's what made me decide to get serious.
My plan for the next 90 days (aka all of spring!):
Work out 6 days a week, 1 hour per day: I've been doing 5 days a week for a few months now, but I'm taking this opportunity to kick it up a notch. This is easy because I've been working out this much since I started Spark 4.5 years ago!
Track my food: I'm going to keep in under 1600 calories and I'm going to measure, weigh, and track everything.
Accountability: I'm going to keep a blog of how often I'm tempted to give up on my goal, and the reasons I tell myself, i.e. I'm so stressed, I look fine already, nobody cares what I look like, it doesn't matter what I do I'm never going to look better.
Rewards: I'm not sure yet, but I definitely will get me another manicure with the awesome gel polish at the end of it! Along the way, we'll see. The most important thing for me is my paperclip chain. When I started on Spark, I made a chain with clips, one for every pound I lost and ended with 52. I've got 30 clips representing 30 days hanging on my wall. I'll remove one every day and when this set is gone, and before I hang up the next set, I'm going to do something nice for myself.
Anyway, I plan on keeping this blog open during the day so I can add to it every time I get a naughty thought. Let's kick this thing's butt!