so... today is exactly 6 months from november 22nd.
or 184 days... eeeks!
i need to pull myself together. for the most part, i have been on a good track of eating more healthy (not all the time, but a good part of the time) for the past month. i also have been exercising (doing cardio and strength training) and i have been training and studying my karate... and that has been very consistent.
now i hate to be an all or nothing kind of person, but who am i kidding, that is who i am! now i need to be that way, even more so. truly, i have to be in the best shape i have ever been in (health-wise, mentally, emotionally and spiritually).
i have to treat this like people who are getting their educational degree in something. i need to put my focus into this, and train as an athlete of a sort.
i read a great blog today, on sparkpeople, that talks about using "tough love" on yourself. guess what they used as an example???? PIZZA! which is exactly what i craved and caved for today.
so, i need to have a little tough love for myself. not a "badgering", but more like thinking things through before i cave into something. sounds easy writing it, i know that it will be much harder in reality! but i need to buck up, or shut up.
there are so many pressures right now, with my family financially, but those are just obstacles to see how bad i really want it. and aren't the things that are the hardest (mentally, emotionally, physically), the things that you remember the most and have the most value?
SO, i need to eat clean, stay away from foods that make me binge
, or have them planned out before hand to control how i eat them. stay away from alcohol
, although i RARELY drink as it is (maybe once every couple of months), but not drinking alcohol, will just reenforce my behavior of eating right. continue to drink lots of water
keep up on exercising (cardio
, strength training
, and keep up the visualization and positive thinking
won't it be so cool to look back and see all that i have accomplished? the great thing is, i have a very supportive husband, daughter and son. they all want to see me succeed. and i have friends who have offered to help me with my goals. and i have all of my spark friends, and most importantly, i have faith in my Lord!
i love the saying... "make sure your goals are bigger than your excuses!"
i choose every day, every hour, every minute, every breath how i want to be... it is up to me.
184 days and counting...