Hope you all are enjoying your week! Per my last post I have been thinking on what goal I want to accomplish for the next 21 days in order to form another good habit. I thought of a few good ones, but I have decided on the next 21 days to form a habit of writing in a food journal on what foods I am eating and their calorie count. I started out writing in a food diary, but for one reason or another I didn’t keep up with it. It just becomes so much work. I get frustrated mostly with calculating the calories in vegetables ……….. I know, I know everyone says you can look it up on-line, but I just don’t have the patients. The next 21 days are going to be interesting. I know I will benefit from doing this because not only will I be able to capture an accurate calorie intake, and servings, it’s another way to keep me accountable. I think one of my worst habits I am hoping to break with this is when I'm preparing my lunch for the day or even dinner I will take a few bites just to get a taste, but never really calculate that in my daily intake… so not to bad when it’s veggies but can be dangerous with other things (=
About a week ago I got a membership to a local gym, but I haven’t gone there yet to work out. As most of you know last week wasn’t a really good week for me, and this week when I would plan to go to the gym something would come up. Well that all changed this morning. I got out of bed and made it there a little before 4:30 a.m. Olivia was already there getting her workout on (the girl is a machine), and a little bit later my friend Jeremiah aka “J” got on the treadmill next to me (I love getting to see my friends even if we are not there to really visit). I stayed on the elliptical for a total of 40 minutes. Today I didn’t get to stay as long as I would have liked because I needed to get things done at home before I went to work.
When I got home I let the dogs out, and while I waited for them to eat and do their business I jumped on my spinning bike for a little over 20 minutes. So overall I think I had a pretty good start to my day and I am glad that I past the hump of just getting my butt in there.
I feel blessed that I have so many friends that have been encouraging me and giving me great advise. I love that since I have made this choice I have so many friends that are excited and want to join me. I by no means have a lack of friends that are willing to be my workout partners. As most of you already know because I have talked about her a lot, Olivia has always been there for me. Bill and I have started running together or taking the pups for walks but in addition my good friend Jana told me last night that she wants to start meeting me at the gym like we use to do. J said that he will help me get a weight lifting routine down and my friend Samantha has been more than willing to go with me. Even my sister in law Jessica and I were talking about spinning this weekend. So I think I am covered for the days I may need someone to kick me in gear! It feels so good to know that others believe in me and know that I can do this.
Sometimes the problem is convincing myself that I can do this and that I deserve it. So many times have I focused on the fact that I don’t want to be fat anymore, but never really put the effort in to get the results that I want. When I look back I have no one to blame but myself. Yes, I know I have had a baby, and a few medical setbacks but there will always be something that comes up. I guess I’m to the point I know I need to push myself. I look at it like this, when I would go to a Chinese buffet or to my favorite Mexican restaurant I didn’t hold back, so why should I when it comes to getting my life back?