3 weeks to go until the Lunar New Year
Thursday, January 25, 2018
In 2017 I started my commitment to looking and feeling better. I already went to the gym a lot but decided to focus on what I was trying to achieve.
Unlike a lot of folks starting on the 1st of January, I started with the Lunar New Year (which fell on January 28th last year).
I lost a considerable amount by my standards and kept working on getting fitter in different ways (ran my first 10k and started doing a lot of pilates). But I also must have got a bit complacent on food. So I need some renewed focus and energy.
The most important thing is that I don't feel satisfied with where I am right now - I hover around 175lbs, one or two above or below. I've been excusing myself from losing just telling myself not to get myself down as long as I stay under 178... but quite frankly I need to get real with myself! My lowest so far has been 171, so why let myself go above that?
I just got back from a 2 week vacation to go and see my family and behaved as if it were an eating competition! So this morning I was at 176.6, 5.6lbs above my lowest, and no good reason!
I am choosing to use renewed motivation today (and also my partner has said that he wants to try to lose a few lbs too... His mum threatened not to come and visit us again until he does, haha! She's a softie, she still would! But I know it would be good for him to get in better shape too! I have a strong suspicion that it will be a lot easier for him than me...).
The Lunar New Year is on February 16th, 3 weeks from now, and I am committed to working towards getting back to 171lbs by then. Even better would be breaking that barrier and getting to 170 or 169!
Happy Thursday dear sparkers, let's go out there and get this :-)