Well, I’ve allowed myself to revert to old ways and it shows. All that progress I made has been undone. Two steps forward, two steps back. It is summer time and you know what that means….shorts and bikinis. I’m sure this is backward, but I’d rather be in a bikini than shorts. I guess I think there’s other skin to look at in a bikini, but in shorts all the attention is on my knees. And they are not toned and fit knees. Is that possible really? For a joint to be toned? I digress.
I am recommitting to getting fit.
That is the beauty of making changes – each day is a new day and a clean slate to start fresh. So, I’m wiping away the yoyo of the past few months and looking forward.
I think goals are important to keep motivated for long term changes like this. I also think rewarding yourself for success is important too. So, here are my goals and rewards:
- My first weight loss goal is 10 pounds. I have lost 3 – so 7 left to go.
- My weekly goal this week is to use my elliptical a minimum of 60minutes (2 x 30min) and do one exercise video.
- My other goal this week is to record my food diary. I have a Fat Secret account, but have been lazy about using it. As of today, it’s all being recorded!
- My reward if I meet my goals this week? A bowl of Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream. YUM!
- My reward if I lose 20 pounds? I will buy myself a new pair of jeans and a cute top.
So, next Sunday – hold me accountable!
I have also found it amazingly helpful to have a community of women that are also aiming to get fit. We’ve formed a Facebook group to cheer each other on and hold each other accountable. You are welcome to join us if you want extra motivation during the week. Go here to request an invitation.
Some of the other women that are in the fitness trenches with me include:
Also, Barb, Heather, Jill, Lois, Melissa, Laura, Darice, Helen, Carrie, Alisha, Katherin, Leah, Sheila, and Merrill.
Weekly Weight Loss Tip:
Set goals to keep yourself motivated. Make sure you have a mix of scale goals and other goals (like exercise) because sometimes the scale doesn’t reflect the progress you’ve made as accurately as having another measure of success.