This morning I woke up like I do every Sunday morning, thought about how it was way too early to get up, and got ready for work (like I do every Sunday morning). Before I got in the shower, I hopped on the scale. Like I do every Sunday. Let’s just say .. the number I saw looking back at me did not indicate that I had been participating in Boot Camp AT ALL. Frustrating.
So I started to think. I SAY I want to make changes and lose the last 10 pounds that I have been working on for quite some time. I can’t tell you the number of times I have had conversations (mainly with myself and my husband) about how miserable I am in my own skin and I want to do something about it. But, I don’t.
Bootcamp was a step in the right direction. I’m not losing weight, but I am seeing changes in my body – and I feel stronger, and have more confidence. But, I am 4 weeks into the 8 week bootcamp, and I want to see the changes I am making. I am not comfortable being comfortable where I am. So, while standing in the shower contemplating life, I decided this was THE TIME to do something about it.
Then, I saw Biz’s post, as well as Brittany’s. So many of us struggle with the same things! For me, it is not the workouts. I have kicked up my workouts 100%, and I LIKE feeling strong and fit. For me, it is the food. So, I decided to start tracking every morsel that enters my mouth for the month of April. I have lost a lot of weight. And surprise surprise, both times when I lost large amounts of weight, it was the tracking of food that really motivated me, and kept me on track. It might not work for everyone, but it works for me! So I am going to stick with what I know works!
So – I am day 1 in – and success! I stayed on track today with my goals for the month of April which are:
- 1500 calories a day – and track all food
- Keep up with my workouts and 10K training
- Run a 5K! (I registered for one on 4/14! )
- Make a plan for workouts after bootcamp ends
- Make an effort to communicate with family members that stress me out
I had a good day today! Since I planned this personal challenge when I was already at work, I had to work with the food I had brought, but it worked out well! I do eat healthy foods, just too much of them. I just had to scale back a little.
Dinner – and playing with my new camera lens!
Honey dijon salmon, steamed broccoli, and fingerling potatoes! And I am feeling good!
So that is where I am at! Wish me luck!