This is my third time around this mountain. It's tough to feel the high of success and the low of letting myself fall back into old and destructive routines that get me no where but depressed and several jean sizes larger. So I am back to having a closet full of clothes that are too small and a feeling in my gut that is... too large.
This time I'm ready to make the change for good. I'm taking a six month mini-goal appraoch, rather than trying to blitz through the weight-loss process. Come December, I'll evaluate my progress and see what can be improved from there.
I also want to set goals that are not strictly weight related. I want to set a goal of eating a "perfect" day for 10 days in a row, I want to run an avg. of 35 miles per week for 3 weeks in a row, I want to do ten full push ups, and I want to do a pull up without any help, and I want to clock a 2:00.00 half-marathon (even if it is on a treadmill). I think these goals, as they are not weight-loss related, will help to give me perspective and insentive for the whole thing.
Why I want to get in shape
~I am too intelligent to look stupid
~I should be physically accountable for the one life I am allowed to live
~The comfort of food and lethargy is fleeting. Period.
~I am worth it. I am worth the energy gained, the shame lost; I am worth the years gained and every single pound lost. I am worth the health I will pass onto others and the example that I am in my own life and in the life of my community.
~To enjoy my new life with my new DH!
I AM WORTH IT
- My nieces and nephew--I want to be the cool auntie when they're teenagers.
- The guy who finishes the race just seconds before me.
- My life with my new hubby!
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