Howdy, everybody! If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that losing weight is the hardest thing for me. I obsess, I give up, I get motivated, I begin, I quit, and so on and so forth. Rinse. Repeat. On March 8 I turned 29 years old, and it sort of hit me that I set out a grand list of things to accomplish by the time I was 30 and now that moment is less than a year away.
I need to get on with it. So, I’m committing myself to writing weekly weight loss/healthy living posts that hopefully will help keep me accountable to you all. I’ll be publishing them on Mondays after my Saturday weigh-ins. Feel free to bug me via Facebook or Twitter to keep me on track. Now, I think the reason I’ve failed repeatedly before is because I become obsessed. I over think it. I over do it. And that form of madness is only sustainable for so long before someone just quits. I mean think about it…it’s not a livable lifestyle.
During my birthday weekend, one of my BFF’s booked a wine tour extravaganza for me (look at the pic above…It was AMAZING! More about all that in another post.) and of course pictures were taken. I saw a photo where I was like, “DEAR HEAVEN AND CHRIST THAT CANNOT BE HOW I LOOK!!”
I look MASSIVE. Have you ever looked at a photo of yourself and thought, “Lord. No, this can’t be. No way. Their iPhone must be broken, and I must delete that photo immediately.”
But I didn’t delete the photo. It’s on my phone, and it’ll be something I look at when I want to give up.
With that as my new found motivation, I’m slowly getting back on track. And by slowly I mean I’m not jumping back into Turbo Fire and eating 1200 calories a day again like I did last year. I’ll never eat that few calories again ever.
But here is what I am committing to doing daily this week:
-Walk for 30 minutes every single day. I really firmly believe walking is the magic exercise program that can help anybody lose weight. I’m a huge fan of walking indoors utilizing Jessica Smith’s free workouts via her YouTube channel. My TV has YouTube built in, and she offers tons and tons of FREE videos. I could do a different video each day for a month and not do a single one of them twice. They’re great for beginner’s, but she also has more challenging ones for intermediate/advanced exercisers. I’ll be doing a separate post about Jessica Smith soon because I love her and her workouts THAT much. This video is one of my faves.
-Drink 4 bottles of water per day! This one is HARD for me, because I’m just not naturally excited about water.
-Tracking everything I eat even if I screw up or go over my calories. I’m trying to stick to 1800-1900 calories a day, and for once in my life, I’m not worried about the calories I burn from exercising. I should be active daily regardless of how many
Potential challenges this week:
-I’ll be at a conference from Tuesday-Saturday in NOLA. I tend to over do it at conferences because, hello, all that free food.
-Stress. Even though I’ll be in NOLA, I’ll still be working, and I’ll be blunt—my job is sooooo stressful right now. I cannot divulge much, but I could write a best selling book. (I won’t though.)
What are your goals and challenges this week? They can be weight loss related or not—I’d love to cheer you on!