It’s quite obvious that I’ve skipped some “weekly” updates. I can’t lie; I was afraid to post because I was hesitant to hold myself accountable. Which is the exactly the reason why I wanted to start these posts – accountability.
It’s important to hold yourself accountable when trying to form new lifestyle habits. How else am I going to form those habits if I don’t follow a plan and hold myself accountable for when I deviate?
So, I ate some fast food, and skipped a bunch of exercising stints. And I ate ice cream – more than I should have.
However. Something in me just clicked this past week. Maybe it’s because I just keep talking about with anyone around me that will listen. [Thanks Cousin Josh and work friends for humoring me continuously!] I really feel like I’ve turned a corner.
Over the course of the weekend, I noticed a few different things. Changes, if you will. First, pants that had gotten a touch too tight are no longer too tight. The “trousers of truth” as Phoenix called them. I have a few pairs of those. And so far, four of those pairs are better. If only my work pants would be looser – so THOSE are the ultimate truth-tellers!
Second, I just got so fed up with my excuses NOT to exercise: I don’t belong to a gym; I hate running outside when it’s cold/too far/whatever; I don’t want to exercise in front of others; it’s too hard to exercise with Q around. Ugh! Knock it off. self! I also read this article which lists excuses that fit women don’t make. It hit home. I definitely make excuses. So, there’s no excuse for making excuses.
Oh, and I downloaded this GREAT app called Lose It! on which you can set your goals and record your progress. It’s really handy. I know that there are tons of different apps out there like this one, but I really like this particular app. It’s also on WordPress! 🙂
And there’s a bunch of tips and words of encouragement I’ve found helpful, as well, such as:
Other things that have really inspired me to work out more, even if in small doses:
– I can eat just one extra piece of chocolate if I increase the number of calories I burn. [You’ll never convince me to give up chocolate, no matter how fit I am!]
– Noticing the HUGE difference in caloric intake in my food. For example, 1 cup of the ice cream I like has the same amount of calories as 3 and 1/4 cups of pineapple chunks – holy cow! What a difference!!!
And on top of that, I had a definitive mood boost today! Happy Monday!