Tuesday, September 29, 2009

BIG Incentive!

I think I'm going to stop counting down the days of my journey. I started doing it this way, because I wanted to stay focused and accountable. But I realized yesterday that it made me feel worse: 56 days and not a lot of weight loss. Sure, it was a valuable realization. But right now, I don't feel like getting kicked while I'm down. I might pick it up again at some point, but I need a break for now.

Anyway, I feel great, great, great today. Yesterday was terrific. I had a great run (on the treadmill because it's raining like cats and dogs here), and am so sore today. I feel focused again.

So here's some pretty big incentive for staying on track: I just booked a weekend away in NYC with hubby at the end of December. Sans children! Wheeeee! I'm heading back to work in January after my maternity leave, so I'm hoping to do some killer boxing day shopping there. I would really love to buy some new clothes.

Having said that, I'm not going to focus on what things will be like three months from now, or how much weight I will have lost. That's how I get myself into trouble when I don't live up to my expectations.

I'm just going to take things one day at a time. One hour at a time. And make good choices. I'll get there soon enough.


Christy said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful. Vacation sans children sounds glorious :)

Love the attitude my friend - we WILL get there!!

Teresa said...

NYC how fun! Your right one step at a time, it doesn't matter how long as long as you are moving in the direction of good health. Keep up the wonderful attitude. All the best.

Rebecca said...

that sounds like a great motivation!!

you know i love cheering you on!!

Bobbie's Babbles said...

Just found your blog and read some of your posts. If you lose 5pounds a month, you will possibly have lost between 10+ pounds by your vacay. That's a good enough number of pounds to make a girl feel like she looks rock'n in her jeans. Good luck and take it easy and slow. Bobbie

alea said...

I'm the same... Too much pressure because of high expectation usually results in failure for me. Good for you for taking a different approach! Go you!