I wasn’t sure what to blog about, but since I haven’t written in so long, I thought I’d start with the positive.
I started a 10-week quest for health and fitness on 3/21. I picked that date because it was 10 weeks until we fly off for vacation to the Land of Enchantment (New Mexico for those not in the know). I’m planning to hike the highest peak while there with one of my high school friends, and this 16-mile hike at an altitude of 9,500-13,167 feet will be formidable. So preparation is required. I need two things for this hike:
1. Better level of fitness
2. Less weight to carry
My simple plan is to work out more and eat less. Heard of that one? I’ll get my heart ready for action, build a bunch of beautiful muscles, and eat so the fat just melts off me. And before I get all blah-blah-negative-grumpy-blah about how I never stick to my plans, let me do some positive self-talk…
The first week I worked out everyday. *TOOT*
(I ate like crap)
The second week I worked out even harder. *TOOT*
And on April Fools I got to work full force with the help from my Anti-Blah girls and the Sand In Your Crack challenge. It’ll lead me straight up to Memorial Day weekend. I’ve outlined the things I track each day and I’ve had 3 successful days so far. Here are some more horn toots about my eating the last few days…
I have found Easter chocolate around the house and rather than eat it, I put it away. *TOOT*
I went out to eat Mexican with the kids and didn’t even eat a single chip while waiting on our food. *TOOT*
I had to provide a dessert for my son’s soccer team Monday, which I would normally bake myself because I’m a great baker and cheap. Instead I bought store-made cupcakes so I wouldn’t have batter and frosting to deal with. *TOOT*
As part of my tracking for the SIYC challenge, I am putting a little star down for each time I turn away from a temptation. When my brain would normally rationalize something so it could make its way into my mouth, I’m saying, “NO! That isn’t allowed and I will not be fooled by you, sneaky brain.” I put my star on the tracking page and give myself credit for strengthening my resistance muscle. I’ve been strengthening that giving-in muscle for WAY too long. It’s time to stand up for myself and my real goals.