Friday, April 05, 2013
Lately, I have had this habit of eating junk, but exercising. Or eating well and skipping exercise. It usually seems to be one or the other, which has resulted in zero results.
I know what I have to do to get to where I want to go. I just have to do it.
So I was thinking today about what motivates me. Health, yes. Happiness, of course. An overall sense of wellness, heck yeah. But then I thought: CLOTHES.
Yes, as it shallow as it may be, as silly as it may be, clothes are my motivation. I was filling up my cart on the Old Navy/Banana Republic/Gap websites (they're combined, so you can put stuff from all three places in one cart!), and I didn't like that I was putting in my current size. I was picking out summer clothes. And I still have a couple of months to go before the heat really kicks in here.
Do I want to be the same size in two months?
Um. That's a no.
Now sounds like a really great time to start a streak, right? Right.
I remember a few weeks ago, I did a week of clean eating. Lots of fruits, lots of vegetables, lots of whole grains, and no refined sugar or flour. I felt FANTASTIC that week, and it's crazy that I even stopped doing it. Crazy, I say! So that'll be my streak plan.
All for the sake of clothes. Right now, I just need SOMETHING to hold onto. And smaller sized clothing sounds pretty friggin' good.