Suddenly it's difficult
Saturday, May 15, 2010
The only thing that seems to be working right these days is my attitude. I'm still motivated and determined, but I'm slipping and that's not good. Suddenly it's difficult to lose weight and I'm battling to maintain what I had lost previously. It's not a mystery - I'm eating more and working out less. It will eventually catch up with me and I'm trying not to let that happen. I decided to rework my plan and take baby steps starting with 6 glasses of water a day. But water has become like medicine and I'm forcing myself to drink. I'm not drinking soda or juice, just not drinking enough water. It was no problem when I was in the gym regularly, and in retrospect I realize that my struggle began when I stopped going to the gym. I'm not depressed or disillusioned, I'm just being honest, and the truth is that I'm regressing. So I decided to rework my plan and put myself on a regimen. It is obvious that I cannot wing it. Here are my first level goals which will begin immediately;
1. Drink a bottle of water (16.9 ozs) with every meal.
2. Plan my meals a week at a time, print them out and carry them with me as I did when just starting out.
3. Sign up for the belly dance and pilates classes I've been considering.
4. Get up and walk or stretch at the beginning of each hour while at work.
5. Go to the gym 3 days a week.
I'm thinking that those are realistic goals and should stem the flow of weight gain that has started to invade my body. Today I looked in the mirror and I didn't like what I saw. My neighbor mentioned that I was losing weight and I wanted to ask him if he was blind or maybe what did he want to borrow that was making him speak such "kind" words, but I didn't. Instead I thanked him, but I know I'm not losing weight; I can actually feel the tightening in my waist. Anyway, it's time to get back in gear. Can't regress now at the beginning of summer. It's time to return to some serious work. It's time to become a loser.