…makes us stronger, or so they say. It better be true of this dieting and exercising thing!
I started this healthy eating thing on Monday, and the exercising thing on Sunday. So far, I have exercised 3 out 4 days. I have stayed in my calorie range for 3 days straight. Yay me! My biggest problem is staying motivated and accountable. I think the issue is that I don’t see results as fast as I want. I need to get over that. The weight did not get there in a month, and it’s going to take quite a bit of time for it to come off. Also, I am 40 and as we age it’s harder to shed the excess pounds that we put on. I have to keep remembering that or I won’t be able to get down to my goal of losing 30 pounds by December 31st.
In addition to the weight loss and exercising, I have seriously cut down on the amount of caffeine that I drink. I would have at least 2 coffees a day, sometimes 3…then I would have a diet coke at lunch, and at least 2 more cans in the evening. So I have limited myself to 1 coffee in the morning and 1 diet coke per day. I am drinking about 10-8oz glasses of water a day now. Amy and I were introduced to caffeine free diet root beer the other night by our friend Sonia and we love it! So I have that at night with my snack instead of my usual diet coke. I haven’t been sleeping well, so I am hoping that this change will help, along with the increased exercise. I am proud of myself today, I haven’t even had a SINGLE diet coke and I don’t plan on having one tonight.
So, as I said, my biggest problem is motivation! I would love to hear how you stay motivated. It doesn’t have to be weight loss related either…it could be staying motivated for anything. Drop me a comment below!