This whole weight loss thing is hard. The concept is easy, put less in than you work off. Simple right?? Maybe for you, but not for me. I decided to "take off" the week of Christmas from tracking, eating 100% on plan, and I definitely didn't go to the gym. I know that the majority of my weight loss journey is mental and if I had to stay on plan 100% during the holidays that it would lead me to totally giving up and not losing weight in the big picture. I was okay with a gain over the week of Christmas, knowing that I deserved it because of the choices I made during the week.
I weighed in on Tuesday and was up a few pounds, no big deal. Nothing I can't lose again and get back down to the weight I was at prior to Christmas.
So here I am, publicly addressing my New Year's Resolutions for accountability:
- Stay 100% on plan (until our vacation coming up in the end of January)
- Workout (at least) three times per week.
- Drink more water!!
We have a mini-vaca coming up at the end of January and I'm commiting to be 100% on plan until then. I plan to make some good choices on vacation, but I'm not going to track my diet and I'll probably gain a little bit of weight. But I'm okay with that, this is a long term thing.
I also would like to go to the gym more often than three times a week, but I'm not going to get down on myself if I don't make it more than that. Baron and I woke up early this morning to go to the gym before he had to go to work. I have to admit, as much as it hurt to hear the alarm clock go off at 5:40, it felt really good to be totally done with a workout that early in the day!
My last commitment to myself is to drink more water. I was getting SO good at this during the summer and then the weather turned cold and I stopped drinking all the water. I'd be embarrassed to admit how much (or how little) water I drink. My realistic goal to start out with is to drink two of my big tervis cups a day. Realistic? Yes :) Gonna make me freezing cold? Yes :(
My weight loss journey has been slow. I haven't lost as much as I thought I would've by the end of the year, but I'm doing it in a way I know I can stick with. What good does it do to lose thirty pounds in the blink of an eye just to gain it all back just as quickly?
This year I'm commiting to my health. I can do this. I have done this. You can too!