Day Two

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Woo, day two.

I rode my bike to work today. It was fantastic. There was a point in time where I couldn't do anything without my bike. For some reason I lost that need. I think it's partially because of my boyfriend. He's not as bike happy as I am (I just need to get him a bike and he'll remember his childhood happiness) which puts a damper on bike riding. I think I just need to claim my independence with workouts, especially in the evening.

Does anyone else have that problem? If I end up going to the gym while I'm at work, I have no problem going/doing that without him. But if it's at home, especially on the topic of bike riding, I feel bad leaving him out. I guess there are other things that he can do, or we can solve the problem by getting him a bike, but I still feel guilty. He's also only weighs about 10 more pounds than I do, so he doesn't NEED to work out. He just does it for health.

Anyway, I was going to ride my bike home today, but being in the mountains of PA, the weather doesn't always cooperate. Instead I got a ride home, went to the movies, and ate too much popcorn. When does one begin to develop self control?

So when did it click with you? When did you say to yourself, that's it, I'm not going to eat this piece of candy, or this popcorn, I'm just going to enjoy this movie for what it's worth, or pretend like I'm not bored. It's hard. I'm weak. I'm not sure what to do.

I also make myself feel really guilty afterwards. I just need to realize that a little more hard work will go a long way. My birthday is only 3 months away and I would love to look awesome. Losing 10lbs/toning, at least to some extent, is not impossible by then. I could come a far way, I just need to DO IT.

So, new friends that I don't really even know, can you help keep me accountable for achieving this dream?

Thanks in advance.

Also, here are the pictures I meant to post yesterday. I think I am going to, starting Sunday, take weekly pictures and measurements so I can see for myself how my hard work, or lack there of, changes my body in a weeks time. I apologize in advance for the grossness of these pictures, but I really think they will help.

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    I see lots of potential emoticon I think the biggest key to success is to be positive about yourself. Do not beat yourself up. I know it is hard, but you can be your own cheerleader. emoticon

    Way to go on the bike ride! Awesome way to get some fitness minutes in. As far as your boyfriend, if you can do it together great. If not, embrace the fact that it is your thing and if he is worth a hoot he will eventually learn to accept it.

    I've never really associated movies with food, so it's not really a "thing" for me. I also only go to the movies once or twice a year. This year Spiderman is the only thing we've gone to see. Oh wait, the Avengers. (Loved it!) I admit, during Spiderman I had a handful of the cheerios I'd packed for our son. Now that you mention it, it was during a slow part of the movie. Interesting. Anyway, if I know it is near meal time I eat before had or grab something portion controlled like a Larabar to take with me.

    Self-control is a habit. You recognize the challenge and face it in a positive way. I think the majority of my self-control has stemmed from Veganism. I longer crave many of the things that used to "call" me. Because I stay away from refined foods, I do not get the toxic hunger that comes with them. That is not to say that I don't pig out every once in awhile. However, I don't beat myself up. I accept it and work with it. More fuel,right?

    10 pounds/toning is totally doable. You have this! Focus on your goal and create a why you want to do this. Have a great day!

    2113 days ago
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