Tuesday, February 07, 2012
First Month Done
I have been exercising for a month now. I wanted to update everyone with what my goals had been for this first month and to let you know if I made them. I had not really written them down but rather had them in my head. There are people that will tell you that it is best to have these things written down in order to have a reference to go back to make sure that you have made them and to be held accountable to them. I would agree with that and that would be why I am going to be doing that for this next month. To be honest, I didn't really think that I was going to stick with this and I thought that it was going to be something that was just a passing fad. That is why I didn't write it down.
I can now say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that this is not a passing fad but a lifestyle change. I am changing the relationship that I have had with food and it is no longer something that I am craving and NEEDING to have in my life but it is fuel to get me through the day. I am finding myself craving exercise. I am finding myself trying to find ways to get in a walk in different ways in my day. I know that I need to lose some more weight before I can consider getting into jogging but it is something that I would like to do again. I did it in high school and it is something that I would like to do again. I don't think I want to do it for long distances but maybe for a couple of miles.
So far, for this first month I have lost 8.1 pounds. My silent goal was to lose 8 pounds so I have done it. I am amazed that I have made it and yet I am not. The reason why I am surprised is because I have only been watching what I have been eating for the last 16 days. Sure I have been exercising for the past month but I feel that if you are not watching what you are eating you can exercise all you want and it is not going to do much.
The reason why I had started exercising first, was the simple fact that it was the hardest thing for me. I knew that it was the component that was going to be hard for me to keep up and I wanted to make it a habit. I can say that I have made exercise that habit. If I do not find a way to exercise at least somehow every day I become a raging bitch. I am sure that Lefty can confirm this. It can be putting in Dance Central, going for a walk with Storm, or just walking up and down the hallway in the house, but I have to do something. Otherwise I am a stir crazy bitch. I am actually glad to see this. I know it seems crazy to hear that but it is true.
So where do I go from here? I keep going. This next month I have 4 goals that I want to keep to and I am going to post them here so you, my readers (maybe all 3 of you. Let me know if there are more) can keep me to them:
1. Lose at least 8 pounds. ( that is 2 pounds a week)
2. Drink 64 ounces of water a day. (this can be hard being a teacher but I am getting there)
3. Walk at least 10,000 steps each and every day (you can follow me if you at me at fitbit.com. just ask)
4. Work out at least 3 times a week beyond walking.
You can all add me on My Fitness Pal. I am mrsleftybrown on there. Just do it. If I make my goal for this coming up month I am going to get a new outfit. That is going to be my reward to myself. I know I can do it.