Monday, July 22, 2013
I'm hanging by a thread, guys, but I will not quit! This motivation collage was fun, I hope I find it motivating this week! I chose to use old pictures of myself that I love, some that I wish I could change, and the pictures of people who were important to me, along with some quotes I find inspiring that brighten my day!
Thursday, July 11, 2013
This accountability report challenge could not have come at a better time. I have fallen almost completely off the bandwagon and only have a finger left grasping onto the edge. The only thing that is saving me right now is my workouts, but even they aren't as good as they were a few weeks ago. I'll blame it on a week out of town and the stress that has packed my life in the past week.
Just an update, since Monday I have accepted two new jobs (one for the summer, and one for the next school year), and agreed to relocate to an unfamiliar town about 6 hours away in about a month. I'm super excited, but the change is wreaking emotional havoc on the good choices I was making at the beginning of the summer!
I've only lost about 4 pounds, so I'm way off schedule. We're halfway through the challenge, and I wanted to lose at least 10 overall. I hope I haven't fallen too far behind.
My water intake has been down, and I can feel it. I think that's part of the reason my workouts have been wimpy. I'm waking up dehydrated, which is affecting my performance at the gym.
My personal challenge has been going terribly. I've challenged myself not to eat in front of a screen (TV, Computer, Phone, etc.) through the challenge, because I know that causes me to overeat. However, I've been eating in front of a screen at every meal that I'm not eating with other people.
Through all of this, though, I'm still better off than where I was. And I am determined not to go back there. This is a turning point, and I am choosing to turn back to where I was 3 weeks ago, rather than back to where I was 2 months ago. I'm not giving up this time.
Here's what's going to happen-it's time to set some new mini-goals:
-At least 5 servings of fruit or veggies per day. When I'm eating produce, I don't have the time or desire to eat crap.
-At least 10 glasses of water per day. These 10 glasses need to be in before I drink any other kind of beverage. I was feeling SO much better when I was drinking plenty of water.
-At least 30 minutes of cardio during gym time. No more "I'll just do 20 minutes today, so I can get out of here and on with my life." 20 minutes leads to 15 minutes, which leads to 10 minutes, which isn't enough. I have got to keep the workouts up to keep feeling good.
I'm taking a step back and starting again. Who's with me?!
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
I invented one of my FAVORITE new recipes yesterday (and all by myself, too!). It is super easy and quick, so it's been my new go-to post-workout lunch! Check it out!
Thursday, June 20, 2013
I've taken some time to figure out what my goals are for this summer challenge, and I think I've gotten them all set:
1. Lose at least 10 pounds.
Truthfully, I was hoping to lose more, but lately it has been a REALLY slow process. I can, however, notice my body changing, and I know that the slower it comes off, the easier it will be to keep off.
2. Visit the gym and complete my sister's workout at least 4 days per week.
Since my sister (a college softball player) is home for the summer, she has gotten this wild idea to make me her new project. Basically, I get a personal trainer for free! While some of the stuff she puts me through makes me want to throw her in the lake, I am thankful for the help, because when it comes to weight training, I have no idea what I am doing. I'd like to accomplish this goal, and continue on with it even after she leaves to go back at the end of summer.
3. Make my new eating habits a lifestyle.
I'm tired of referring to this as a "diet." It's not a phase, and it's not a set "plan." Making good choices about my eating is a habit that I want to create and have for the rest of my life.
I have a lot of little mini-goals (drinking more water, tracking my food, etc.), but those are the three biggies for the challenge!
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