Monday, January 07, 2008
Last year at this time I was just focusing on 10 day exercise streaks and I was doing really well. I felt great about myself because I was acomplishing my goal.
I've decided that I need to focus on 10 day streaks again. Right now I'm working on a 10-day exercise streak and I'm starting a 10-day food streak today. Once I have done 10 days of each I will take a day off. A day to eat whatever - within reason, and a day to just rest.
My 10-day exercise streak started on Friday 1/4, I am now on day 4.
My 10-day food streak started today, Monday 1/7. I'm on day 1.
I have my food planned out for the week and I'm all into eating healthy for 10 days straight - no going over calories and now junk food at all.
I'm really tempted to not weigh myself until after the 10 days is up also. After this 10 day exercise streak I won't start another until I'm ready to start the next 10 day food streak so I can be on the same schedule. I will still go to the gym, but I won't be tracking it for another 10 days yet.
I feel totally focused again, which is a good feeling. I know I have said this before, but it seems like making healthy choices gets easier and easier to do. It seems to start to come naturally.
The one thing I'm worried about now, and part of the reason I'm thinking I won't weigh myself until the 10 day streak is up, is that now that I've added in strength training I'm not going to see the scale drop, I know I will see the difference in inches and how my clothes fit - so it's more of a mental thing. I have weight goal I want to hit and if I don't see the scale progressing toward that goal I get frustrated. So, I've decided - I'm not weighing myself until next Monday and then not again until Thursday the 17th. I will see how that goes.