Friday, September 25, 2009

Day 53: Took the words right out of my mouth

So Lyn, who has a great blog: Escape From Obesity writes about really thought-provoking stuff sometimes. The kind of stuff you need to digest for a while.

Anyway, she wrote a blog entry today that really resonated with me. Her first paragraph could have been written by me. I feel like I'm yo-yo'ing already, and I've only lost 10lbs. It's too early to be doing this. But it's all about consistency and wanting it badly enough.

It's one thing to say you want it. It's another thing to put your money where your mouth is. And that means giving it 110% most of the time.

I'm not in a place where I'm binging on junk. I'm just being a bit lazy and sloppy with my eating and exercising. That's not going to get me anywhere, and I know it. So I'll have no right to complain when I get on the scale next week and there's a gain.

Time to focus really hard again, and not just say I'm going to try.

Here are my short-term goals:

  • Donate all of my maternity clothes this weekend. Having those billowing clothes in my closet is NOT helping me when I get dressed everyday. Wearing jeans that are sliding down my butt when I walk doesn't feel good.
  • Put together a workout plan and stick to it. No matter what. It's going to be a promise I keep to myself, rain or shine. No excuses.
  • Cross that 5K finish line. My training plan has started to go down the drain. Again, I'm being sloppy. But I've committed to finishing, even if I have to walk. So I need to get back in action, with only three weeks to go! Eeek!
That's it. I will post back here with a loss next week. Yes, you read that right. I'm that sure of myself.


Rebecca said...

oh man... havent the majority of us been in that position?! long have we had our blogs now?! :)

it'll click eventually... it really does!

love your plan!

alea said...

These could have been my words too! I just wondered today if it's ever going to just 'click' for me... I guess I just got to keep on trying! Again and again.

Your goals sound like a good place to start. Good luck!