Eye on the Prize
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Here it is, the beginning of March. Spring I know is around the corner, getting ready for a fresh start from winter. Just like me. I am going buckle down, work harder than I've worked for the next month to see results that I need. I am less than 8 pounds away from being 199 ! Which I haven't been in.. at least 12 years. I can DO this!
The thing with my weight loss, is I take it seriously, but I let myself enjoy it too. If that means eating out once a week, I'll do that. Just keeping it within reason. I usually see my best results NOT eating out, eating clean and working out 5 days a week. So that is what I am going to do this month. Is it reasonable to never eat out? Of course not. But I want to break this barrier at the very least, before settingly back into my pattern.
Last night just proved to me that I need to do this, and keep my eye on my goal. We ran out for the kids since they aren't a fan of asian food like we wanted to have. Hit boston market and DD since I did promise my son, which arent always easy to stay away from.
Problem was the two donuts for the kids somehow turned into half a dozen when they were handed to me in the car. Getting home to drop off the kids and food was kind of difficult. I knew that I needed to eat, but I also knew that I had to hit the gym before I did. I wasn't running (Not feeling well enough) so that was okay. But I knew that if I had stayed later, that I was going to eat that donut without a second thought. And you know, I really didn't want it! It was chocolate, accessable, and I was hungry. That is the only reason that I was tempted, and that is not a good enough reason to eat it.
I did 60 minutes on the elliptical at the gym (burned 610 calories instead of the 900 spark people says.. lol) did 10 reps of free sits ups, and sprinted around the track twice, which in hindsite.. was likely not smart.
But you know, probably the first 15 minutes.. I realized how GLAD I was that I came to the gym. I was able to clear my head and think. And no, I didn't want that donut. I was hungry, but working out seemed to push back that hunger for me and enable me to think.
When I came home, I was able to pass it all together and just focus on MY meal. I thought I'd save the donut for this morning, which I did. For my kids.
It's time to focus on my goal, and keep my eye on the prize ahead. I've got 8.2 pounds to lose to break this barrier, and I AM going to do it this month!!
In the words of Al Bundy...