Well let me start by saying that sometimes it's hard to find the inspiration to blog. Like I don't think people really care what I have to say day to day, but then I remind myself that I read other people's blogs all day long, and I care about them a lot....just checking in to see what's new in their lives. I don't even know these people....but I sure do care about what they are doing.
So I am going to give this another try. Oh! and I just saw that people have been commenting on my posts. I've gotten 2 comments about previous posts. Isn't that exciting!?!?! I'm seriously excited and it makes me feel rejuvenated....like I am actually saying something important.
So thanks for the encouragement.
I wanted to use this post to say a couple of things.
First, I am trying to lose weight. Not a lot of weight, but some....5ish more pounds to go. I sure did let myself go this winter. That's so easy to do.
I think about it when I am on the stepmill or the treadmill working hard and feeling great... how can I prolong this energy into the winter months? how do I get out of bed early and do 45 minutes of quality cardio when there is 4 inches of snow on the ground and my bed is so snuggly?
I don't have the answer to any of those questions and I am sorry for that. I do know that right now, while I am super motivated and working out more than one hour a day, I am going to take advantage of this feeling and this energy and work as hard as I can. We'll see what the winter will bring. I do know that I get scared thinking about gaining weight when winter hits and I don't believe that I am the only one that is in the midst of success and scared about what the future might bring. I wish I would squash that fear and revel in the fact that I am successful in the NOW.
Also, I have started a weekly weigh in with a couple girlfriends of mine. Every Tuesday morning we text/email our current weight to each other and current weight loss for the week. For me this is working like a charm. Knowing that someone other than me will know how much I weigh and how much weight loss I've achieved that week is so motivating. I want to show them that I can do it and I don't want to be embarrassed and say that I am up a pound...etc.
I think this is working well for them too. So far, we've all lost weight!
Now, in the past I have stayed away from scales because I don't believe them to be a proper representation of how healthy a person is. However, I think they are just one way to measure your weight loss success and keep you on track with eating and working out. They are just a tool to hold you accountable. When you start getting on the scale more than once a week or once a day, that's a problem.
I also encourage you to acknowledge weight loss and a healthier lifestyle by feeling more comfortable in your clothes, by noticing your glowing skin, by paying attention to stronger finger nails and healthier hair...etc...These all come with a healthier diet and lead to a healthier, more confident you.
Anyway, you should try it. Get some friends together for a weekly weigh in. I could be that person if you would like me to be.
Here is what's important about the weigh in.
1. Use the same scale every week
2. Weigh at the same time every week
3. Only get on once during the week at the scheduled weigh in time. No more than once!
4. Concentrate on the numbers going down, even if it's just .5 lbs of weight loss...that's something....that's progress!!