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03 January 2018

I tried to come up with every excuse this morning not to workout. I'm tired, my throat hurts a little, my legs are sore, blah, blah, blah... But, I made myself get up and get dressed, and even then I was still trying to convince myself to go back to bed. Before I listened to that voice I did my workout. I knew if I didn't do it this morning, I wouldn't do it at all. I am stronger than that little devil on my shoulder. And after a couple of days of eating healthier and having exercised, I did better in my workout this morning and though I'm still a bit sleepy, I feel good that I accomplished something.

Do I want to cheat on my eating plan, do I want to sleep in and not workout? Right now, yes, but with persistence, commitment, and positivity I will change my thinking. I will want to eat healthy and be okay to occasionally have things not on my plan, and I will wake up because I'm ready to take on my workout.

I hope everyone else has had at least one win today too!

02 January 2018

Happy New Year! I hope the new year is starting well for everyone. I'm going into 2018 with a positive attitude and hope for good health this year. I've decided that instead of weight only goals, I'm going to do some milestone goals for my strength. I want to be able to do 20 push-ups in a row, I want to be able to use my 10 lb weights for a whole workout, and I want to be able to run a full mile without getting winded. Those are not amazingly hard goals, and some people can already do all of that, but I've lost a lot of my mental and physical strength over the last couple of years. Once I can achieve those goals, I'm going to set other goals. I figure if I keep working out and eating right, those things will help me lose weight anyway, or at least be comfortable in my own skin, so the number on the scale doesn't matter that much.

I'm going to give myself a couple of months for the above goals, except for the running, I may have to wait until it warms up a bit to try that one out. If I don't achieve them I will keep working until I do. So far 2018 is off to a healthy start for me, hopefully I can keep that going.

01 January 2018

Weigh-in: 148.8 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 13.8 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   add comment on diet mars2kids's own diet   losing 1.4 lb a week

29 December 2017

I'm so glad it's FRIDAY!! I'm going to spend some time this weekend looking for a motivational book on eating right and exercise. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I'm super pumped right now, but I know myself and after a week or so that motivation will slow down, so I'm hoping that having something to read before bed might pump me up for the next morning. If I can make the healthy eating and exercise a habit I can stick with it.

My hubby is ready to get going too. He's been doing really well with his exercise this week, I'm so proud of him for getting started. This weekend we're going to clean any remaining junk out of the house. That will help us both, and I think it helps me to feel in control. Any leftover sweets at work, will be going in the trash this afternoon, none will come home. I have Monday off too, so that will be a good day to prep for the week too.

I've been really trying to figure out my goals this past week or so. My husband and I have a goal to run a local 10K or 2 mile run this spring, so we're really wanting to get in shape to do that. I have a goal weight on here, and that will be a marker, but one goal is that I want to be able to do my workouts with my 10 lb. weights and then move up. I want to be stronger and feel fit for our trip this summer. I know those are going to be hard tasks for me, but I am going to do my best to stay motivated.

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year's weekend!!

27 December 2017

Yesterday I made my meal ideas and grocery list for next week. I've got some healthy meals planned for all day and some healthy snack ideas too. I'm going to try to do my workouts in the morning, which will be hard, but I know if I just start doing it, it will get easier. I have a plan, now I just need to get started.

My hubby started yesterday with a workout, so I'm proud of him for getting started. We're both trying to eat healthy with the options we have at home. I have a plan for my lunches next week and I know he won't like what I'm making, so he'll be upset that I didn't plan for him too, but he doesn't like veggies, and I want them, so he's going to have to prep for himself if he doesn't like what I'm making. Before I tried to cater to him a bit, but now I have to do what I know I can stick with, and his needs/wants are different than mine. It will be better because we can both eat what we like. We tend to cheat if we compromise and it's something we're both not crazy about.

Well, enough from me today. Time to get busy. Have a great Wednesday!! :)

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