Thursday, January 30, 2014
January is almost done and although I started the month out strong, last week I started to fizzle out in keeping my stride going. And why? Because I had a bad day at work and all the feelings of negative self-worth came floating to the top. I went back to my previous coping mechanisms of comfort food, not exercising and negative thoughts. In three weeks, I had lost almost 10 pounds. More than I have in recent times and I could not let that find me again. I needed to get back on track. Work does not define me. I define me and I know what I can do and others do to. ONE person’s comments cannot bring me down.
I had a few days…okay a week of wallowing in self-pity and whoa is me but then I started to catch myself. YOU HAVE LOST ALMOST 10 POUNDS!! Like hello??? Again…you have lost almost 10 pounds!!! Why are you so ready to just give up and put that back on? Because work was bad for a day?? Really?
So I have decided to make February my Focus month. Focus on what is good and what I can control. I can control what I eat. I can control my activity level. I can control the amount of exercise I get each day. All I have to do is focus. Shut out all the negative things that bring me down and make me go back to previous coping mechanisms. This chick is going to have different coping tools and focusing on what is important is one of those tools.
How will I focus? I will make a pledge to myself for February. Actually it will be a list of things I am pledging to do to focus:
I pledge to focus on getting up early to go to spinning class on Tuesday mornings.
I pledge to focus on starting P90X3 on February 1st
I pledge to focus on planning all meals and snacks
I pledge to focus on tracking all that I eat…every bite, lick and taste
I pledge to focus on something good each and every day
My long term goal is to lose 20 more pounds by July 1st and break out the summer clothes I have not been able to fit in, in awhile. With the above pledges I can do it. All I have to do is FOCUS!!!
February watch out! Here I come!!!!