Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 34... Lessons I can teach myself...

Yep... that's what I am doing! Moving forward.

On day 30 of my 30-day challenge I weighed in at 301.4... that's a 14.6 lbs down! Wow. I feel awesome about that.

On Saturday, I had a pre-planned "off" day. Not a "go crazy and eat everything in site day". Just an "off" day... I had a date night planned since the beginning of my challenge, where I knew we would be going to Olive Garden. And I gave myself permission to eat what I wanted. I actually did good! I SHARED an entree with my date, and still had enough to take home in a to-go box... in the past I would have never even considered sharing a plate. I would have never stopped at "Full"... oh, I would have stuffed myself until I was at "Sick and about to Vomit".

After dinner we went to the movies. Where I ate nothing. No popcorn or nachos. Not even a diet soda. I was good! Still full from dinner, so why push it? I really enjoyed ice cream after the movie, though. Man it was good, and worth every calorie! It felt like a treat, and that's what it was!

On Sunday, I didn't really get back on track, though... I ate my leftovers. And didn't track. But I still wasn't really bad. It was a weird day... I babysit a toddler on Sat and Sunday, which threw both days off, lol... I am so over my baby years! But I have to admit, by Sunday night I was longing for the gym. Two days with no exercise and bad eating had me feeling so lazy and lethargic. It was weird...

But I am learned a lesson from it. Just that quick, I was able to "FEEL" my body make a change from healthy food and exercise, to unhealthy food and no exercise. It was a big change. In just two days! Wow. Lesson learned.

Yesterday I was back on track. I figure I have a good 20 days until Easter, so I am challenging myself again for 20 days to journal, eat within my calories, and go to the gym or exercise for at least 40 minutes at least 5 days per week. I know I can do this... I've proven it!

My big thing right now is to just keep moving forward. I am not shedding lbs as fast as I have in the past, but I am okay with that. I will get there! As long as I am moving in the right direction with my food and exercise, the pounds will follow! I am finally teaching myself that HEALTH is my priority, not a pants size or a number on the scale... those things are just the BONUS of living a healthy lifestyle.

I am committed!