Well, I'm following the lovely Carolyn's cue, and am going to write out my reasonable December goals.:-) Last week has been amazing - I haven't craved anything bad (mind you, I've been too busy to think about it!) - but I'd really like to start getting to the gym again.
So, these are my goals for the coming week:
- I will get to the gym three times in the next seven days. Writing it out like that makes it sound so doable!
- I will drink 3L of water a day - 1L in the morning, 1L in the afternoon, and 1L in the evening. Easy peasy.
- I will plan my menu for the rest of the week so that I don't have to eat out because I'm busy. There has been too much of that lately.
- There's a bootcamp class on Saturday morning that I've been eyeing. And a cardio kick class on Wednesdays. I will try one of those classes this week.
I've been a bit under the weather lately, but it's such a vicious cycle. I think it's because I haven't been exercising! I'm sure that things will improve once I get myself into the routine again. I was doing very well when I woke up early in the morning, so I think I'll go back to that.
I'm also going to set up mini-goals for myself again. I've got 9 weeks before I go back to work, and I would like to lose 15lbs. Not a lot, but it would still be 25% of the way towards my goal, which would be amazing. I'm going to do it!
The wonderful Jackie was writing the other day about how she's never going to give up on her weight loss efforts, no matter how many times she falls. I loved it when she said that. I sometimes feel embarrassed about writing here, and not making any progress. But it's SO much better than fading into the background and not trying. I read all of your blogs and it makes me feel so motivated. There's a fire in me that wants to do this, and being the very determined girl that I am, it will get done.
So, my first mini-goal is 2lbs from today. I'm weighing in next Wednesday - rain or shine (or snow!).
When I first started this blog, I remember writing, "The journey of a million miles begins with a single step". I'm not worried about the "million miles" part anymore - just the first step. The rest will follow.