I want to cheat so bad!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Ok, so I don't want to cheat on my husband. I haven't restricted my food and given myself a strict diet, so I don't want to cheat on that.
What do I want to cheat on so bad?
I told myself that I would weigh myself 12 times this year. On the first of day of each month. That's it. No more. It's only the 8th and I want to jump on that dang scale so bad!
I'm so used to hopping on that scale every other day, just to see what's up.
This year I decided on a different approach. Slow and steady. I haven't put any kind of limit on food. I'm definitely paying more attention to it, but not tracking as much as I could be, yadda yadda. For January starting out.... everyday... at least 10 minutes of working out. On paper that seems pretty pathetic. But I know (from my track record) is that if I say I have to do 30 minutes or an hour everyday I will get intimidated and say.... I don't have time for that much, so I won't even try for a smaller amount. So, everyday.... 365 days.... at least 10 minutes. So far so good. It's crazy that giving myself a small goal that is easier to accomplish really helps get things in gear. I've probably done an average of 25-30 minutes everyday.
I'm not expecting anything this year. I'm not giving myself a number to reach on the scale. I'm not giving myself a size to fit into.
My January resolution is to work out. To do more than I was doing when I was doing nothing. To work my body.
And February might bring the resolution to eat better... as well as continuing to work out. And maybe March will be something else.
My goal is that by focusing more on doing things that make me feel good and healthy, a lower weight will come. But I would rather end up 200lbs and muscular than 175 and weak.
On that note..... I have been doing modified pushups everyday. The very first time I did them in front of Bryan I did a set of 10.(which was amazing to me) Even he made a comment about how proud of me he was. He didn't think he could do that many. I've been trying to up my amount each day. So far I've done 5 sets of 10(in the span of 15 minutes-I like to circuit some of my strength training)
I like that I surprise myself more and more each day.
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    I was like you as well hun constantly weighed myself which made me more depressed on days that I would be higher than normal. At the start of this year I resorted to throwing them out but do get weighed on the wii once a week. Hope you find a happy medium.
    3476 days ago
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    You are doing SO good and showing so much self-control! I'm one of those people with an admittedly unhealthy addiction to the scale--even hopping on multiple times a day. I should try what you're doing--just weigh once each month. That way the focus is on being healthy--NOT just losing weight.
    Keep up your consistency and persistence. It's going to be a great year!
    3485 days ago
    Congrats on your accomplishments and changes! Meanwhile, if the scale thing causes stress, I guess I'd think about it again. My deal is that I actually weigh every day, but only in the morning when I first get up, butt nekkid. I know people who weigh after exercise, before they go to bed, etc. etc. and it can get obsessive.
    3487 days ago
  • EM1388
    Sounds good! I like the promising 10 minutes! I do something similar! I say I'm going to do 30 or 45 and then think "Well I don't have time for that", but 10 mins? Great idea!!!
    3488 days ago
    This is something I need to do. Weigh 12 times this year. This is something in the past I have tried (like once a week) and it's the hardest thing to do - but I succedded in losing more weight in the beginning by ONLY weighing once a month. :)
    3488 days ago
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