Monday, March 10, 2014
OK so about two weeks ago I recommitted myself to my goals. I called myself out and recognized my areas of failure in the past. Since that day I have worked very hard to not only eat healthy but make health and fitness a part of my life. I can honestly say that today, I am pretty proud of myself for the start I have made. Each day I have been packing my lunches with healthy food and planning workouts ahead of time. I have started running again and trying different fitness activities to keep me stimulated and entertained. I have even gotten in the habit of loading SparkPeople every morning when I get to work.
These things sound simple, but with working two jobs and balancing a boyfriend, social life and taking care of my dog.. it isn't always the case. But I have made sure to enlist the support of those in my life. And it has made all the difference in the world. The boyfriend asks about my work out plans, the roommate confirms I've planned breakfast/lunch/dinner, my coworkers check in on my water intake. My mom calls about... well about all of it. Every person I have opened up to about my goals and desires has been nothing but supportive. And it has been refreshing.
In the past I have always shied away from expressing my weightloss goals or down played the effort I was putting in for fear that when I inevitable fell off the wagon I would be letting more than just myself down. But having the support from those I have always hidden it from has made all the difference in the world.
I slipped up and had a brownie yesterday and instead of wallowing in shame or etc... i was just kindly reminded that one I can't go back and uneat the brownie... but I can add an extra workout to feel better about it. It's this kind of thinking that I have to get used to... and I'm getting there one day at a time.
I look forward to moving ahead and seeing where this journey takes me. I joined my very first Spark Team Challenge with my Done being the Fat girl team and I am really excited about it. I am a little late but below are a few before shots.. not the best since they are pics taken of me... but i keep forgetting to take real ones.
Since recommitting I have lost 4.3 lbs. In two weeks. And I am completely happy with that. Because anything in the negative direction is better than the alternative!