Well, I've been busily preparing for my trip. That means buying all kinds of stuff that I probably won't use once we get home, but it also means buying some things that are pretty dang important. Like undies. Yep, you heard me. My undies are falling off, and I needed new ones, trip or no.
So, undies falling off might usually be a bad thing, but given the fact that I've been working so hard to get fit, saggy panties are a sure sign that my body is changing. Still, I have to admit, it is getting pretty annoying. I just took my dogs on a walk and kept having to check behind me for fellow walkers as I adjusted my undergarments. I've mentioned before that I'm a skirt wearer. Well, skirts sadly, provide no protection from dropping drawers. I had to constantly take preemptive action, but I made it to the pet store and back without anyone seeing my unmentionables. (I think.)
I'm feeling great, though I have absolutely fallen off the food tracking wagon, and today is the day I'm trying to get back on. My weight is still good, so I'm tempted to just skip the tracking, but I know that is a slippery slope. Anyone have any suggestions? I really hate the time that tracking takes, but I think I need some accountability to myself.
Speaking of accountability, I came up with a new mantra to motivate me to stick with the fitness thing. I can't take complete credit for it, it was very strongly inspired by an image that YDAVIS posted quite a while ago. Hers read something like "Being fat is hard, working out is hard, choose your hard." I loved it. Then this past weekend, when I was once again trying to convince my mother in law to pick up some very low impact activity to improve her health, I came up with my new mantra that I shared with her:
Fitness is challenging for an hour or two a day. Fatness is challenging 24-7.
She liked it, but she remains unconvinced. Still, it is helping me stick with workouts even on days when I am not in the mood. I don't want to take a day off because I don't want to feel yucky like I did before.
So, to all my Sparkfriends, I say: in what way will you challenge yourself today?