Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Today is day 36 of my streak!
Thirty six days ago, I issued myself a personal challenge...to get myself back on track and commit to STAYING on track for 90 days. I got out my calendar and marked the date when this challenge would end; June 8th. And then I got my personal journal and wrote down my plan, because I know that when I write my plan down, I'm more likely to stick to it.
I don't weigh myself very often, so I didn't give myself any type of weight loss goal for the challenge. Instead, I just committed to making each day as healthy as possible. And I'm proud to say that for the past 36 days, I have been completely on track. I haven't skipped a workout, and I have been vigilant in measuring my food portions and drinking my water.
It feels great to be on track again. I have more energy for my day, and I can feel my strength and stamina increasing with each workout I do. Unfortunately, though, it doesn't feel like I've lost much weight. Its frustrating to get dressed every morning and nothing fits right. Everything is still too tight. I've been on track for over a month and sometimes it feels like I don't have much to show for it!
Once upon a time, I would have given up at this point. But I'm not a quitter anymore. I promised myself that I'd stick with it for 90 days, and I'm going to keep that promise. I still have 53 days left on my challenge, and I am going to do my best to make each day as good as possible. My clothes may not be any looser right now, but there are other NSV's to celebrate, and I'm sure there will be more of them in the next 53 days.
In the meantime, I'm going to go ahead and buy myself just a couple of t shirts that fit me NOW. I had originally said I wasn't going to buy bigger clothes, but I've changed my mind. Its depressing to have to wear clothes that are too tight every day. My mother in law gave me $20 as an early birthday present, so I think I'll go to Kmart today and get a couple of shirts that fit. But hopefully I will be able to donate them (and those elastic waisted jeans that I hate) to Goodwill soon!