Here we go…

29 08 2011

Last week was a turning point of sorts for me. My attitude and outlook have significantly improved – not just about food and exercise, but life in general. I had to deal with some heavy emotional and mental challenges, and I had to come up with a game plan of sorts. Certainly not an easy task, and I’m far from having all of it settled, but my outlook is better and that’s what is important, in my mind anyway.

So, let’s recap last weeks successes and where there is some room for improvement:

  • I did not track my points consistently each day, however, I am about 98% sure I stayed within my range based on what I did eat and my activity. This week the goal is to TRACK all meals so that I am 100% sure đŸ™‚
  • I worked out for 30 minutes on two different days… almost there! My plan was to do some sort of activity over the weekend and that did not happen… so, this week I’m aiming for M/W/F and if I’m up for it I’m going to try going back to Bickram Yoga on Saturday since they have a $5 community class the 1st Saturday of the month (also, how is it September already?!?)
  • I blogged twice last week and while I had the best intentions of sneaking in that third blog, it just didn’t happen. This week, I’m starting out early with a Monday post and am hoping to crank out AT LEAST two more this week đŸ™‚
  • Yoga/Meditation just didn’t happen… but I did get in an AMAZING nap yesterday. I know, I know… that doesn’t quite count, but it sure felt good!

Of course, as I was typing all of that out, I had the usual negative thought track begin to play in my head. BUT, I stopped it dead in it’s tracks. Did I accomplish each goal 100%. Nope. Am I ok with that? Absolutely! Last week was a better week than I’ve had in a while, and to top it off I’m looking forward to what I’ll be able to accomplish this week. What I am having a hard time with is I have a ton of ideas and things I want to do, but I want to remain consistent  with these goals before adding new ones. I think I’ll just start a list and sprinkle them in here and there as I feel appropriate.

Here’s to a great week!




3 responses

30 08 2011

I think the hardest part is not overdoing it right from the start. For me, I wanted to be thin so badly (and I wanted it to happen overnight) that my first two weeks were crazy; crazy eating choices, crazy (meaning too much for me to handle) workouts and right off the bat I ended up injured and couldn’t do anything for 2 weeks. This time though I didn’t give up after my first ‘failure’. I instead just started off slowly and tried to build good habits. I started off working out 2-3 times a week and once my body adjusted I increased that number. I did it slowly and tried to make sure I was pushing myself, not killing myself. It took time to get where I am now (which is still a long way from the finish) but now I have good habits, I love what I am doing, and working out makes me feel good. You have the right idea. Start slowly- you won’t burn out this way and ultimately you will be much, much happier. Good luck this week Amy! You are doing great! Remember even if you don’t hit 100% of your goals it’s is still a million times better than not even trying!

29 08 2011
Simply Sidney

I do like your attitude, it’s very encouraging and we all deserve to be in that state of mind. I’m looking forward to at least two more posts this week!!!

29 08 2011

Doing well! I wish you success in achieving this week’s goals đŸ™‚

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