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Now Is The Time I Usually Quit

I didn’t like what I saw on the scale today:  228

Yesterday I was 228.5, but a few days ago I was 226.

I’m just waiting for it to go down again.  I know it fluctuates, and I told myself I wouldn’t freak about it and just keep going no matter what.

But honestly now is about the time I usually quit.  I get discouraged with my weight pretty easily.  Thank God for Ben knocking some sense into me this morning.  I saw my weight and crawled back into bed, annoyed and disheartened.

He told me to get up and go exercise.  To go harder.  To keep going.  To do better.

I almost fought him on the last point.  Better?  Really?

Yeah, really.

The first few days of the month I was working out a lot and really hard, but the last few days I have been working out a lot but at a really lazy pace.  He was right.

I agreed with him and got on the elliptical and went hard for 60 minutes.  When I was done, my totals were the same as when I do 90 minutes.  That’s pretty bad.  He was so completely right.

I think I’ve exercised so much that it doesn’t matter if I do 4 lazy hours.  I have to push my body and get my heart rate up.  I have to do better.

I will get there.  This is a life change, so it doesn’t all have to be immediate anyway.  I can do this.  I will do this.  I AM doing this.

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August, the month I finally complete something!

I have a love/hate relationship with goals.  LOVE them because accomplishing goals is one of the best feelings ever!  HATE them because I fail at them 9 times out of 10!

So why am I crazy enough to challenge myself with two goals for the month of August?  Because I’m finally ready to start something and finish it well.

My goals are:

1. To blog every day in August.  So, 1 down, 30 to go!

2. To be under 200 pounds by September 1st.  Right now I’m 27 pounds away.  I know that’s an intense amount to lose, but I still have a lot of fat on me. And I have the time, the resources, and the dedication to lose the weight in a safe manner.

So we will see how this goes.

So far, so good.  Granted, it’s not even half way through the FIRST day, but this will be good!  Wish me luck!

What are your goals for the month of August?  Would love to hear about them!