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Thursday, April 28, 2011

I'm baaaaack :)

I have been a huge slacker up until now! I spent all that time cutting out the pop in my life... and I was completely focused on it, which may have been the problem. After just over a month I realized that trading it in for water did absolutely nothing for my waistline and so I didn't see the point anymore, I was so frustrated.

Recently though, I have made a special little mental note for myself on how to weed out the bad and take in more good. Before I eat anything I ask myself if it's only going to make me temporarily happy, or if it will help to make me happier in the future. In other words... ice cream and pop is only a temporary happy, and carrots, salad, and water is the kind of happy that is long term. As goofy as it may sound, it is really doing the trick. Before, I was always on that kind of diet where I would tell myself to indulge today and be good tomorrow. Well, there were alot of todays and not enough tomorrows.

I have also started to work out on a normal basis. I have to admit that I've only been doing this for a couple weeks... but the fact that I have actually forced myself to get out of bed 40 minutes earlier just to workout...3 times in the last week... that is just amazing and I'm super proud of myself. Walking is my other new favorite thing. The weather hasn't been too favorable, but I did have a chance to go for two "fast paced" walks a couple weeks ago and a couple days later I was still feeling great from it and slightly more trimmed though it didn't show on the scale.

Today I got my first official... "you look like you have lost weight, it shows in your tummy, good for you!!!"... and it felt AMAZING!!! It's a new day... a new day closer to feeling comfortable in my own skin once again!

1 comment:

Jen said...

Compliments are the BEST kind of motivation, aren't they?!

Congrats on such an awesome start - getting up earlier than I have to is next to impossible for me!

Sorry it took me so long to read this post - I didn't realize you'd started writing here again!