Wednesday, October 12, 2011
"There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between."
- Pat Riley, basketball coach
This was the quote that was on today's Healthy Reflections email from SP. Let's just say that it was enough to keep me motivated today. Reading this quote got me thinking about why I haven't hit my goal weight when I'm so close. There's a reason I keep stalling out and there's no more excuses. I've been tracking my food consistently again, which was the first step in getting me to open my eyes and realize that when I thought I had my eating under control, I had started slipping further and further back again. On top of taking breaks when I didn't really need them, it's no surprise that I am just maintaining rather than pushing through.
It's over and done - I'm back in 100%. I'm not going to push myself to the point that I need a break - I'm going to do more than I think I can though. I did just that tonight. I baby-sat most of the day and wasn't sure if I was even going to squeeze in a workout of any kind. I didn't let that get in the way... as soon as the kids were gone, I got moving. I did almost an hour of Walk Away the Pounds, holding my 3-year old through half of it since he's been in "Mommy Mode" today. That definitely took it up a notch. After that I refused to even sit down until I had done my strength training. It's been a good week for food so far since I've been paying better attention and tracking as I go, rather than writing it all down and putting it in when I get time. I'm making the time and it's helping. The scale is starting to move back down again, even if only a little bit at a time. I know that every little bit will eventually add up to that last 10 lbs that I'm fighting to lose.
Oh, I finally uploaded the pics from my camera today. I only have a side shot, but here's a current photo of my progress: