Monday, September 2, 2013

Motivation Monday: wake up calls

While I'm trying very hard to believe this:



The number on my scale was a rude awakening this morning. I saw the highest number I've seen in over a year. Really sad when I think about how much running and races I did this year but still manage to gain a ridiculous amount of weight.

I needed a slap in the face and I got it this morning.

I'm at the gym now. The reset starts today. First step was drinking my coffee without cream or sugar this morning. It was gross and I only managed 1/2 a cup. Next step is figuring out how to cut all the things I enjoy from my diet the week I start back to school - a school year that is going to be much more stressful and frustrating than any other year but I'm stuck with it so I need to make it work.

I don't know how to be successful with this. I want to eat what my family eats. I want to be able to have a beer with my friends. I'm not going to make such extreme changes that I am guaranteed to fail, but I'm going to try small changes because 150 pounds is NOT acceptable. Not fitting into my work clothes is NOT acceptable. Being unhappy and feeling like a failure is NOT acceptable.

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