All weekend long, I did what it takes. I want to be fit and healthy. I made choices this past weekend, each day, all day, that got me one day closer to my goal. I'm very proud of myself :)
I have now gone close to a full week of eating "clean". All natural, whole foods. I always know I feel better when I do this, but fall off the wagon all.the.time. Last Sunday (Mother's Day) I weighed in at 174.6. Yesterday, one week later, 171.6! Now that's motivation!
I exercised most days last week. I went on a nice long walk with friends on Saturday. I wore my new Nike+ armband that keeps track of distance, time, and calories burned. I think I FINALLY found what motivates me! I like to see with my eyes how many calories I burned. I like to see how far I walked, etc. Saturday's walk I burned 452 calories! We went almost 4 miles. That's awesome for me! Yesterday I did 45 minutes at the gym on the treadmill. I burned 350 calories.
I'm going to list my mini-goals and rewards in this blog. I usually try to come up with something for every 5 or 10 pounds lost, however, I never lose the weight :( (until now, that is!). And the scale doesn't usually move quickly for me when I'm lifting weights and working out. And this is a lifestyle change, to be healthy. So, my goals will be for time working toward my overall goal!
Even though I have one week under my belt, I am starting these time incriments as of today.
Two weeks working out/eating right: (June 3, 2013) - Manicure (which is a big deal for me as I've only had 1 in my entire life. I'm deprived)
One month working out/eating right: (June 20, 2013) - Massage (my fave)
Two months working out/eating right: (July 20, 2013) - Mani/Pedi
Three months working out/eating right: (August 20, 2013) - New tennis shoes
Four months working out/eating right: (September 20, 2013) - Mani/Pedi/Massage (the full sha-bang!)
Five months working out/eating right: (October 20, 2013) - Not sure. Something Rad.
Six months working out / eating right: (November 20, 2013) - New wardrobe!
It just so happens that my birthday is November 22, right after my 6 month goal of working out and eating right. I WILL make that goal! And I WILL ring in my 37th birthday looking HOT! Better than ever before! I can't wait :)