Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My 30 Day Plan

They say that it takes 28 to 30 days to break a habit. Well, I've decided that in order for me to break out of the funk that I'm in, is to take some steps that will get me towards losing weight. One of the things that I need to do is to write on this blog daily for the next 30 days. It will be my online diary of sorts.

Today is day 2. I felt gross with myself yesterday morning, but I still ate really well. It felt so good to read all the wonderful and motivating comments that I got yesterday that I was able to bow out of my pity party. I took to heart the comments that I read. Stop beating myself, learn from the mistakes and move on. Eat in moderation. Exercise even when you don't feel like it.

And I also learned some really cool lessons from watching Biggest Loser on tv last night. One of the contestants was consoling his brother who was still obese. This 18 year old kid had some words of wisdom to impart to him. He said, "You're not stuck. You don't have to be this weight." The light bulb went on, the heavens parted and the angels started singing! I finally got it...I AM NOT STUCK. What a concept!

Instead of having 3 big meals yesterday, I had several small meals through out the day. My biggest downfall is eating late into the night. I didn't do that last night. It felt so good to go to bed not feeling stuffed. I could tell it made a difference this morning because I woke up feeling energized and Hungry! Oprah Winfrey's trainer Bob Greene, said that if you wake up in the morning not feeling hungry it's probably because you ate late into the night and ate too much. He said that it's good to wake up hungry.

One of the biggest things that I'm learning is to start off my day right. If I don't do that first important step, then the rest of my day won't be great. I have to go straight to the gym as soon as I drop off my son at school in the mornings. If I come back home, I always get distracted and end up never going to the gym. So, exercising in the morning is a key element for me.

Thanks again everyone for your support!

Food for Thought: “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~Jim Rohn

10 comments:

Monica said...

I love your motivational words at the end...but good for you for all of your accomplishments! I love reading your blog and you are a role model to me :)

Chubby Chick said...

I loved it when Mike said that! It is SO true! None of us are stuck at our current weights. We do have the power to change. We just have to DO it!

Big Girl said...

I think what I'm going to take away from this entry is " Exercise even when you don't feel like it." That is something I REALLY REALLY need to work on. thanks for the reminder.

Wendy said...

i know you are going to do great!

Mom said...

I need a light bulb moment! Your blog is inspiration though. You I will be following the 30 days...YOU CAN DO IT! In the process, hopefully you'll rub off on me!

Crystal said...

I love the advice to wake up hungry. That was one of my lightbulb moments. I also liked what Mike said as well. I'm not stuck. That's a good feeling.

Cammy said...

You're so right! The morning's are important to me, too. I keep thinking that one of these days I'll have a splurge-y breakfast, but then I don't do it because I don't want to use up the splurge that early in the day. What if a better opportunity comes along later? LOL

Keep up the great focus!

Gigi said...

It's so true - you're NOT stuck. Even though you may feel overwhelmed by the task in front of you, it can still be accomplished and well worth the effort. You'll do it!

Sally said...

H.K.,

Even though I know that the secret to losing weight is eating right and exercising, I continuously bang my head against a wall thinking there must be an easier way.

Truth is, we are not stuck. We just need to throw those flippin "clearance" Easter Peeps in the trash, make healthier food choices, and get moving. Sounds so simple, right?

Heather said...

Oh, good luck!! I'm rooting for you, as I too am struggling to stick to a routine! Here's to eating better and getting our butts up and moving!!