As we come to the last few weeks of the Snack Girl challenge to lose 10 pounds, I have been reflecting on that goal.
Probably because I know that I'm not going to make it. Here are my results for the last week:
174 pounds - (-3 pounds)
38.5 inch waist - (- 3.5 inches)
No change in the waist, but I lost a pound!
Okay, so the end of the challenge is July 31st and I am going on vacation for a week! Vacation is tough because you don't want to have self-discipline and say NO to to the bread and butter that is sitting beside that lobster you are about to inhale (I am going to Maine for a week).
BUT, this is my first REAL vacation in almost 2 years. I am leaving the computer at home and I plan to relax and enjoy my family.
My weight loss goal of 7 pounds in the next 3 weeks does seem self-defeating.
Let's look at what I have accomplished versus what I haven't. On May 21st, I wrote this post : Snack Girl Works Out, where I discussed the lack of exercise in my life.
Well, I changed that. How? It was incremental and it started in January when I rented Jillian Micheal's Shred Work Out from the library.
I had to do a bunch of stuff before I decided to plunk down my $20 for the video and these 3 pound weights. I had to get a sports bra, decent shoes, find my shorts, and the TIME for 20 minutes every other day.
Last week, Annabel posted about her 150 pound weight loss (see: How Annabel Lost 150 Pounds) and she talked about not being afraid to try new things.
This work out is a new thing for me, and it actually works! I tried going out to a spin class and a yoga class (which I still want to do). But, consistently, I have stuck with this work out DVD.
Why? Because, it fits in my schedule and I LIKE IT! Yes, I will keep doing it because I feel challenged and because Jillian Micheals reminds me of my swim coach in high school.
I have felt my shoulders broaden and my energy level increase. So, if I only lose 3 pounds after this 3 months, I will still be proud because I have created a great habit.
The habit is 20 minutes every other day and somehow that was enough to make me feel SO MUCH BETTER. I hope to add more exercise to my life but I have to start with where I am.
I would love to hear about new things that YOU have tried that have helped you get healthy.