Thursday, January 26, 2012
So the last couple days have been pretty uneventful. I've just been doing what I'm supposed to be doing. But I feel like I should be doing more.
I finally took measurements of my body so that I can track those to see if I make any improvements. And I posted a before picture. Yuck! I do think I'm down 7 pounds actually. I have my doubts though. I keep thinking that it can't be this easy and that I must have weighed myself wrong in the beginning. Why can't I just feel good about what I've done?
So my mom told me today that she's started drinking water between her cups of tea. And I caught my brother with a glass of water today also (which never happens). Could I be inspiring them a little? I hope so. I just really wish it would be inspiring my husband. I really wish I had somebody to do this with in real life.
Hmm... I realize I called this easy. Don't get me wrong, it hasn't been a walk in the park. But all it's been is telling myself that yes I do have to get on the exercise bike for at least 10 minutes and that no I cannot bake cookies that I'll gobble up right away. I am able to do that. I just do it! But can I keep doing that? That's the part that has me worried the most. My biggest talent is quitting and giving up. I want that to change.
So my mom told me she wants me to go with her & one of my brothers to California in July. My aunt lives there and my mom wants to go visit her like my aunt has been asking us to. My brother was driving out there in July anyway so he said we should go with him. I love to travel but the furthest west I've been so far was Rapid City, SD and that was when I was six. LOL I'm thinking this makes for another good incentive to get into shape. I want to go to a beach & actually wear a swimsuit & look ok.
So I've been thinking about rewards for each 10 pound loss. I was thinking about using my spa gift certificate after 10 pounds but I honestly didn't think I'd reach it so fast. Well I haven't reached it yet but I'm already down 7 so I'm hoping 10 isn't far behind. Anyway I was hoping I'd use the certificate closer to summer so it might be pushed to my 20 or 30 pound reward. I think now for my first reward I might buy a Leslie Sansone Walk at Home Video for myself. I've been hearing a lot of good things about her videos so I thought it might make a nice change in my "exercise bike every single day" routine. Does it seem dumb to reward myself with an exercise video?
Anyway, that's my boring update.