Just a few snapshots of my effort to eat healthy...I really love almonds...
In my efforts to be healthy and make better food choices I finally bought a scale today. I'll admit I'm scared to go on it tomorrow morning. The holidays it me hard and from running here and there I've had more fast food than I am physically comfortable with having. But, I started my weight loss/healthier life journey a few weeks ago before the January 1st start date so I'm hoping for a good number on the scale.
As a routine type person, I've been so excited for January because the cookies exchanges are gone, I'm actually home at night so I can cook my dinners, and the tasty aroma of a traditional holiday dishes has finally left my nostrils. Also, I don't want to see a turkey or a ham for at least a month or two... Additionally I've been looking for motivation to keep going on this journey and not fall into "I'm too tired today" or the "I'll start again tomorrow" and my personal favorite vice, "I'll do an extra hard workout next time."
One of my biggest motivators besides all of your amazing comments and photo proofs of results, is the TV Show "The Biggest Loser". There is a new season that started today or yesterday? It hurts to see someone upset that they only lost 9 pounds in a week for fear of elimination when they should be happy, but I love seeing the beginning of the episodes where the trainers really get inside the heads of the contestants and truly see how to help these people out. Be it fear, comfort zones, or lacking confidence too many times I, myself and others have said, "Yup...I've been there."
In tonight's episode Jillian motivated a woman that I'm not sure her name yet to keep going because as a trainer people aren't inspired by her yelling and screaming, no the viewers are inspired by the contestant's progress, determination, and will to succeed. That is absolutely true. I wish them all the luck in the world this season.
I've been also watching the Zumba informercials because you can see the drive in those people to succeed. There is something called the Insanity workout too and the infomercial is crazy motivating.
This is a photo of me last week on New Year's Day. Pardon the spotty mirror... =)
I hope to one day have the pants I'm wearing in that photo be loose. It's a small goal that has nothing to do with numbers, but real seeable & tangible proof.
What are your Fitness/Health Goals this Year?
Everyone wants to lose 10 pounds or so, but honestly do you have a pair of pants you'd like to get back into? Are you a thinner person but realizes that you don't eat healthily? Also, Why do you want to lose the weight? What's your motivator...
I'd love to hear. =)