New Years Resolutions Can’t Wait! A couple of days ago, I posted that I joined a Dietbet. Instead of the $25 dollar bet I had done in the past, I went for a “Big Stakes Bet” because I knew that I needed MUCH MORE motivation. Four times more motivation! I hate wasting money so I figured that $100 would be a better persuader to start getting in shape. For some reason, I just can’t find my groove… the usual drive to be healthy and active is lacking. In fact, lacking is not an accurate description. It is completely absent! I used to want to run, eat well, and feel good, but lately I just don’t care. It has been a downward spiral! If I leave it, I know what will happen so I HAVE TO make the changes now, even though I don’t really care to.
My personality is the type that starts diets and exercise plans on a Monday. I like new beginnings. I like devouring all the junk food I have the day before a diet begins…. You get the picture! The usual choice would be to wait until New Years Day to begin a new workout and healthy eating plan, but the truth is that this can’t wait! It’s a cliche New Years Resolution – but it’s a good one! Only difference is that I can’t wait until January 1st!
I am now on Day 3 of my “new changes” and boy oh boy, it has already been quite tough! The first day was okay but I reeeeeaaally want to snack on junk that evening. In fact, all throughout the day I realized that I went to the pantry on multiple occasions. I kept thinking, “Man, I would have eaten again now!” Funny how you start seeing how many times you eat unnecessarily during the day. I did a workout and reached 10,000 steps on Monday. Yesterday was really challenging. I was tired and didn’t want to work out. It is hard to juggle being a mother, working from home, cleaning, cooking, and trying to stay focused. I only did my workout yesterday because my supportive husband did it with me. What a guy! Today… well today just started, and already I feel no urge to get moving!
I know that it takes time, and lot of dedication… But when I start off (and I have started off a number of times now… urrrgg!!) it always feels like there is a huge mountain in front of me. I know I can make it to the other side, but it won’t be easy. I want to be fit and healthy again. I don’t want to huff and puff just climbing the stairs to get to our front door. I want to fit into my clothes, and feel comfortable. I definitely don’t want to feel so yucky and blah! A healthy body means a healthy mind – I know these are changes I need to make, and I although it feels like I “let go” for too long, I know that a few months is not as bad as trying to fix a few years of damage. So here we go… Onto day 3!
My plan: Stay fit and healthy all year!
My goal: Shed the unwanted weight (30lbs)
Progress: Day 3 (-4lbs, water weight)