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Paying the 9 lb. ticket

Sunday, January 01, 2012

That's right..... I thought I could take the easy way and now I'm faced with the consequences of my actions. I have gained 9 lbs. since the middle of November. I could list my excuses here but what good what that do. Now I'm faced with the choice to either take that 9 lb. gain as failure and give up or I have the choice to look at the 9 lb. gain as a new challenge. I have still lost 70 lbs. since starting this journey and I will conquer the remaining weight I have to lose.

So what, you may ask, am I going to do to get make changes. I will tell you.
1. Monthly challenges related to fitness and healthy living. As in 2011 I will be challenging myself to meet goals. January's goal 1,000 fitness minutes. I'm less busy than I was last year there are no excuses!

2. Track my food. I will track everything I consume. No more cheating for the extra mint etc. I am no responsible for making the choice. "Do I want to log this" No excuses, I have the sparkpeople app, I have internet access and time!

3. Visual motivators: Pintrest has become an addiction of mine lately and while this could be good and bad I'm choosing for now to use it as a benefit. I have found many visual motivators that I will be posting in my bedroom as a reminder that I can do this. I'll post some of them here later so stay tuned!

4. Try new tricks. I have gotten into a rut so I need to try new classes, new recipes, new healthy foods. I crave diversity in my life, it's time to add diversity to my food and fitness.

5. Water: Drink at least 9 cups of water shoot for 12 every single day!

You don't rob a bank just because you got a speeding ticket, so why would I give up just because I gained 9 lbs. I'm paying my ticket, learning my lesson and making changes so as not to repeat the insanity.

Happy New Year!
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  • SORAYA1983
    Heart you. So proud of the 70 lost so far. It shows and you look lovely. (You always did, just so ya know.) Keep it up, you are an inspiration. :-)

    2893 days ago
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