I have blogged about my weight several times. I have made plans and set goals, then let my plans and goals fall to the wayside while everything else in life takes precedence. The truth is, I just haven’t been totally committed to eating better and exercising. I allow the kids, work, etc be my excuses for not getting healthy, when they should be the reason I AM getting healthy. I want to run and play with my kids and not be tired all of the time, and the only way to do it is to put myself first and do what I need to do.
Lucky for me, I have a friend who has similar weight loss goals, and when I asked her to go to the gym with me four times a week, she agreed. Now we are accountable to each other, which means we can’t back out. We started on Sunday morning, and tonight we met up again and did our work-outs. I know that if I didn’t have to meet her at the gym, I wouldn’t have been there tonight, and she basically told me the same thing so it’s working for both of us. We will meet there again tomorrow night.
I go swimming with a young autistic woman every week too, and usually I do a few laps but that’s it. This week I decided to do keep swimming, and not only did I get a great workout, but she swam more than usual too. She has absolutely no need to lose weight, but exercise is good for everyone, so I was pleased with how that worked out.
I had decided that I wouldn’t stress about food. Every time I try to limit what I eat or go on a diet, I find myself feeling deprived and then I completely sabotage myself. This time I wasn’t going to worry about it at all, but I have been eating healthier and making better choices anyway…maybe because I don’t want to make all of my exercise be pointless…but I think mainly because I don’t feel pressure and if I have a chocolate bar, I don’t guilt myself into having ten more…it’s just a chocolate bar and it was my choice.
I’m not going to weigh myself right away, so I won’t be reporting on that for a couple of weeks, but keep your fingers crossed for me!