Decade Goal Reboot, Month 2 Day 3
Friday, May 03, 2013
I got my 5000 steps in on Wednesday, fell 350 short yesterday. Ate in my calorie range Wednesday, went about 75 over yesterday. No sugar either day. No actual exercise either day. Today I'm gonna be at the top of my calorie range, but not over. I might go take a walk break in a few minutes, even though it's about 85° outside. Or maybe I'll walk the stairs for 10 minutes since that's at least air conditioned and that way I won't be quite as sweaty when I get back to my desk...
I'm feeling good having a month of actual progress under my belt (which is down one hole occasionally, depending on the jeans). I trust that if I keep doing what I'm doing, it'll work and I'll get smaller and healthier - without the scale verifying me and my efforts. I also trust that if I work harder at the exercise, the progress may be faster.
I'm doing pushups and reverse pushups semi regularly and trying to make it more regular so I can tone up my arms a bit for the short sleeves of summer. I'm also thinking ahead to two non scale victories: 1) being able to climb the stairs to the 4th floor at work without being out of breath. 2) being able to walk without my thighs rubbing (Hopefully that's not TMI!). The way to get to the first goal is a combination of losing weight (so I'm lugging less of me up those stairs) and getting more active (so I have better lung capacity and muscle strength). The way to get the second goal is purely and simply to have smaller thighs, which I can only have by losing weight.
Onward and Downward.
I am worth this. I deserve to be healthy. I deserve the time I take to make myself healthier.