Confession time: for the few days I haven’t done anything overly strenuous as far as exercising goes. I worked out with a couple of DVDs and I did my normal walking (just upped it a tad so I felt like I was accomplishing something). And my eating has been horrendous. I’m back to fast food before I head off to work again after my evening shift at the library. It’s just so darned convenient. I’m not making excuses here, just stating the facts.
Like many people I kept saying “I’ll do better on Monday” or “I’ll start again tomorrow.” Well, you know what? Tomorrow isn’t promised… I need to live my healthiest life from moment to moment. No more waiting for tomorrow.
I’ve downloaded the Sparkpeople app to my Droid and I’m using it to track my meals and activities. I was using Live Strong but I really prefer being able to use an app to plug in information rather than having to go to the website. I have a case of water and have committed to a 2 for 1 ratio ~ for every 8 oz cup of coffee I drink, I have to drink 16 oz of water. I drink a lot of coffee, so I think this ratio will help me.
As far as meals go, breakfast and lunch will continue to be my heaviest meals of the day with dinner being a salad and fruit or something along those lines. There’s nothing worse than going to bed on a full stomach.
Yesterday I saw my gym membership fee come out of my checking account and realized that I’m wasting $10 a month, so it’s back to the gym I go. I really enjoy using the treadmill, especially right now with the weather being all janky and everything.
- Starting weight: 163.2 lbs
- Today’s weight: 162 lbs (-1.2 lbs)
- Goal weight: 145 lbs
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Question: What motivates you to get going and what keeps you going?
Well, since my motivation has been lacking for the last few days I’d have to say nothing but what has put my butt in gear are 2 things:
- Seeing that $10 come out of my account and knowing it has been coming out for a year and I haven’t set foot in the gym in 10 months. That a $100 that could have bought me a pair of shoes.
- Trying to squeeze my butt into my favorite jeans on Saturday night and realizing that no amount of wiggling was going to get them up over my hips.