Friday, April 12, 2013
So far it's been an interesting week. I've been doing little things to motivate myself. For example I'm a person who loves to wear hats. Not many of them fit anymore. So today I went through them all and just daydreamed. I imagined myself happy and wearing them and this in turn really inspired me. It's amazing how just these little pick me ups can get a person off the "feeling sorry for myself mode" into "I'm inspired and can actually do this!" mode
Last night I was proud of myself because I went 10 miles on the bike. That was a big Wow for me because the most I think I have ever gone is 7. Maybe 10 doesn't seem like a lot, but just knowing you are increasing, getting stronger and closer to your goals feels really good. I also tried yoga this week for my back. Because I am overweight, I have some back trouble. Using yoga specifically made for back problems I really recommend! I felt even better then when I go see my chiropractor.
I did some team challenges this week: drinking 8 glasses of water every day, getting in 200 minutes of exercise, and from another team I was going to see if I could go 14 days without the night snacking. Technically, I did eat at night, but I'm happy to say I didn't go overboard. I'm really trying to get into the habit of thinking before I impulsively overeat. Before I want to emotional eat, I'm going to try something else first, to see if I'm truly hungry. Like taking a bubble bath, or aromatherapy, something equally as soothing as eating. If I'm still hungry, then I will eat something.
I sometimes also think of that children's story. Can't quite remember it, but its the one where the squirrel prepares for winter gathering nuts while the other animal slacks off. Then when winter finally came, the other animal was sorry. I don't want to be that way in terms of weight loss, because I know when October finally comes....I can either be giving in to my old habits, or maybe actually be a new person. This is what inspires me most of all, is knowing that in time could actually be a lot different, and that I can actually do this!!