Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Yesterday morning I woke up and did my morning ritual of stepping on the scale. I was up two pounds from where I had weighed in on Thursday. Immediately my mind started racing to that negative place. I kept thinking, "Oh my god! Is this going to be the first week where I gain weight?!?" Right away I was in a bad mood and I feel like it began to set the tone for how the rest of my day was going to go.
I tracked my food for breakfast and lunch like I normally did. I was on track where I needed to be, but I just couldn't shake the negative monster sitting on my shoulder all morning. In the past (pre-SparkPeople) this is the exact moment where I would have thrown my hands up in the air and just said, I'm done with this.
But yesterday afternoon, I got together with a couple of my co-workers who are also actively trying to lose weight. They were asking me questions like, "what's your goal overall, what are you goals for just this week, and what are you meals looking like?" All of these questions were not meant to put me in a better mental state. They were asking me because they wanted to know what I have been doing to have the successes that I've already had.
That was the mental click that I needed. I was answering their questions, but I was also reminding myself why I am doing this. I"m doing this for my, myself, and I. I want a healthier life. I want to be more confident in my body, so my personality matches how I feel. I want to be able to run that half-marathon in October. I want this for me!
So after that meeting, I changed my outlook on how things were going and made it a point of hitting the gym last night. One hour of cardio closer to my goals!
Hope everyone has a great day and that you find your metal click as well to make your goals clear and apparent to you!