Being Less Hard On Myself
Monday, April 01, 2013
So, I only lost 7 pounds this month. I only lost 1 pound this week. But, you know what? I am okay with this. I mean I am now VERY far into the "normal/healthy" BMI range. How can I expect to lose 10 pounds a month anymore? It is not going to happen. The scale is still going the RIGHT way. I am still having none-scale victories every day. Just today my Body Pump teacher says I look amazing every time she sees me (which is every week). I am getting GUNS that look really awesome. I just slipped into a dress that I wore back in high school. You know it still looks cute and I will probably wear it on Friday. I will eventually reach my goal of 130. It might take me a full year instead of being one in June like my original goal was. But, I am going to enjoy life in the mean time. I will still go to the gym at least 5 days a week (and go for walks or runs on the days I don't). I will still eat at the low end of my calorie range 5 days a week. I will maybe eat at the higher end 2 days a week, and I might have a crazy cheat day every once in a blue moon like I did for Easter and St. Patty's day. Maybe if I hadn't had that crazy cheat day for those days this month I would have lost those extra 3 pounds. But, you know, I enjoyed those days. I am going to be okay with that. Losing weight is fantastic. Eating clean and healthy is wonderful, but I do believe you need to break the rules every once in a great while, or you will go NUTS, and just say "screw it all".
So, this is my April 1st (April Fools I hope not) pledge to myself.
We will see how it goes!