As you can tell by the title of this post, I am DYING to get to 20 pounds. I feel like blood, sweat, and tears have gone into these last 2 1/2 months, and for some reason 20 pounds doesn’t seem like that much.
When talking to my mom the other day, she asked me if my clothes were starting to hang off of me. Normally, after a 20 pound loss there would definitely be a noticeable difference in my clothes, but they were ultra tight to begin with. Now they just fit, which is great, but I want to see some hanging going on. Once I have lost this first 20 pounds, that is when I will be able to tell a real difference.
Last week’s victory’s
- Did a combine total of 465 minutes of cardio! After I just totaled that out it makes me really want to stay on track. That seems INSANE!
- 3 Spin Classes. Anyone who has done a spin class knows that is a victory in and of itself.
- Said no to the leftover pizza in my fridge, and gave myself positive self-talk instead.
- Watched a little less tv, and listened to some music instead. TV habit is hard to break! Baby steps.
- Meal Plan. Ugh, I am trying so hard to stay in a budget, yet I sit down to make meals and I draw a blank. I cook different things all the time, why can’t I think of anything? My goal tonight is to get the first half of the week figured out and then keep a schedule so it will be easier in the future.
- Track. It is clear that I only lose weight when I track. When I exercise I tend to have the attitude that I have extra calories to keep me on track. I have got to get out of this mind frame. It seems like I am constantly trying to cut corners when It comes to losing weight. I think I am finally learning that the only way for me to lose weight is to keep track of my food. TRACK. TRACK. TRACK. Duh!
- 6 Gym Days. This has been easy these past couple of weeks, but with the hub’s going into his days off it starts to feel like vacation and some days I lose my motivation. This is my last week of Phase 1 for “New Rules of Lifting for Woman”. I need to keep that up, plus the 3 spin classes.
- Set the example. I will be an example to my husband by eating well and not trying to dup him into enabling me. I am a sneaky snake when it comes to getting what I want, and it is easy for me to get my husband to cave. I will stand strong this week and not temp me or my hub’s into eating unhealthy foods.
- Feel it, say it. I have a horrible habit of thinking compliments in my head and never having them come out of my mouth. When something strikes me, just say it. It will make me and the person I’m saying it to feel good.