Filling the Momentum Meter
Monday, January 10, 2011
With the first full week of January now gone, I am very happy with the progress I have made so far! I have worked really hard at getting in my miles- last week I had 15.8 miles (remember I am going for 15 each week now)! I have also worked every day on the Wii Fit Plus for additional cardio minutes, using my new 4" platform to increase my efforts there, and I went to the gym both Tuesday and Thursday last week. What's more I have been really determined and focused and I have logged all my food for 7 of the 10 days in this new year (including the last 4 straight days) and managed to stay in my calorie range every one of those days!! That is huge for me because normally I just don't take the time to do it, so I have to guesstimate (and we all know how well that works), plus over the holidays I ate way too much of all the wrong things, so I am really trying to get back on track!
Anyway, things are going really well. I try to make the most of the time I have so that if the unexpected comes up, I don't feel guilty or like I am missing out because I usually have managed to get my healthy choices in regardless. And when I weighed in this morning I saw a brand new number, down to 223!! So things are really shaping up well! It is really motivating to see the results of my hard work!
Today, I got my walk in and went to the gym, where I really pushed myself extra hard. I upped many of the weights, lowered the reps but increasing the number of sets, and really gave it everything I had. I am really excited to keep my momentum going and want to remember how I feel right now. It is really important for us to have these days to look back on when it gets rough and remember why we are doing this! I know things will not always go the way I planned, I know I may work hard and not always see the results I hoped for, but I will have this time to keep me focused, and I will have the habits I am working toward developing now to carry me through! Not to mention all of my wonderful SparkFriends cheering me on! Thank you!!!!