Friday, June 21, 2013

New Plans

After I had my little break down the other night about how unhappy with myself I was I spent the yesterday making a new plan on how to get back on track. I know that I have said and done this all before so if this is old and repetitive then stop reading now. But for me I just need to get it out there.

So first thing I needed to do was get myself back to drinking my water regularly. So I have gotten a few of these reusable tumblers. And I have a 64 oz water bottle in the fridge. My hope is to drink all of that throughout the day.

This one is my favorite!

Next I redid my measurement chart. I keep it hanging up in the downstairs bathroom with a picture of my self from right around Collin's first birthday. It definitely keeps me motivated to get some of this weight off. When I diligently wrote my weight and measurements down each week I looked forward to seeing the number go down. I'm hoping that will happen again.  My printer is dead (like in the trash never to return dead) so this time I had to get creative!

I think the pink paper gives it character!

And lastly for one more visual aid I followed several others on Pinterest. One jar says "Pounds to Go" and the other jar says "Pounds Lost." The "Pounds to Go" jar is full of glass beads. 100 of them to be exact, because thats how many pounds I need to loose to get into a healthy range.  There are 90 clear ones and 10 blue ones. I will move one clear one for each pound I lose in to the "Pounds Lost" jar. Then when I reach the "10 pound" mark I'll move a blue one. I'm hoping that seeing one jar empty and the other one fill up will be another motivation.

So there are my first three goals. Of course healthy eating and daily exercise will fall into that plan as well but I'm starting with the baby steps.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Looking for Motivation

From January through March I did really good with exercising, counting calories, getting good rest, and getting in enough water. I had even lost 15 pounds and I was feeling much better.  And then I began a class that ATE MY LUNCH!

Between my homework, housework, church work, and being a mommy I didn't have any time for anything much less working out.  And then we traveled to see family. That was a long trip filled with lots of stress and unhealthy choices. From then on I have tried to get back into the swing of things but I just can't seem to find it.

I have tried to exercise and count my calories but there are temptations at every turn. Like right now when I have 2 birthday cakes sitting downstairs calling my name. And the sweet tea in the fridge. And the chips in the cabinet.

I really hate the way I feel. I hate the way I look. This is me being brutally honest! But I have absolutely no motivation. You would think that hating the way I feel and look would be enough. You would think.

So I'm in need of motivation. OR figuring out the right time to work out. And the self control to not eat every bad thing I can find.

My plan is to figure out a schedule and stick to it. I hear that it takes up to two weeks to form a habit. So maybe if I can get into a habit of exercising and counting calories again I will get back on track.

Here's to trying......