Thursday, January 03, 2013
One of the most useful lessons I've learned on this Spark Journey is the importance of being honest with yourself. Honest with food tracking, honest with how many fitness minutes you *really* get per week (as opposed to the minutes you wish you had), and just about anything else.
Last night hubby and I had some stuffed French toast for dessert, and I had two glasses of wine. I also had quite a few tortilla chips throughout the day. Often when I eat like that, I don't track everything, thinking that maybe my body will be tricked. If I don't track it, I didn't eat it!
Well this morning I got on the scale, and I was (predictably) up a little bit. I'm not freaking out, because I know that too many tortilla chips (salt!), two glasses of wine, and eating late will do that to me. I actually feel more in control because I got on the scale.
Dr. Phil has some advice that I frequently think of - you have to acknowledge (the problem) before you can change it. (Something like that.) And it's so true - it goes with being honest with yourself. I could have easily "forgotten" about the chips and wine I had last night and just have cursed my scale this morning, telling myself it must be broken. But I didn't. I took responsibility for my actions, and now I'm on my way to the gym to get in a workout!
- work HARD at the gym
- make smart choices when I go to lunch with my mom. I often use going out to eat as an excuse to eat whatever I want, because I go out so infrequently. But a burger is a burger, no matter where it's eaten.
- drink all my water, and then some
- find some good deals on workout gear!