Monday, November 04, 2013
Tracking is important. It really can be a helpful tool to see if we are doing well or not. The last couple weeks I seriously fell of the exercise train. I am not exactly sure what happened. One day I was seeing the scale go down day after day than I went out to eat and I threw my motivation out the window. Anyhow, I decided even through my working out hasn't been the most consistent, I decided to see what my average workouts this month were.
Drum roll please.
I did 19 workouts in Octobers which equates to be 3.8 a week. My goal was 4. I am going to say I achieved that. I am really happy with that and it helped me get motivated about November. My November goals are to work out 5 times a week and workout in the morning!
I can lose weight. I just need to give up a hour of sleeping and get my tush to the gym. My dad is a very early riser so I am going to recruit him to be my early alarm clock. He can be kinda annoying in the morning but I like to think I am used to it.
In addition to my goals, I saw a picture about a week ago that made me realize I can no longer deny I am not 160 anymore. I HAVE gained 20#.
For the folks that do not know what I looked like when I was 160...
It is not a bad picture. But, I can see the extra weight on me. And, I just don't like it. I want my body back. Only one person can do it, too. That'd be ME! So, I guess it's time to start the next chapter of this journey. The chapter will be when we make a mistake. It is about picking ourselves up and getting to it. It is about NOT giving up. This time it will be different. This time I will be losing weight while dating someone, while juggling a full time job, while juggling a full time life. It won't be easy but than again it won't be the same either. I have done this before but these are different challenges. But, gosh, darn it, I CAN and WILL do it!