Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Early Morning Randomness & New Tools!

I am up early today! Well in all fairness, I'm at work. So I am catching up on some blogs and I had some random thoughts that I thought I would write down.

I'll be posting later on today my weigh in results, even after gaining last week, I was up even more with my submission into the Awesome By August challenge. You can see my official weigh in for the challenge here. Since that picture, I am down, but I believe that I am still up from last week's official Weight Watchers weigh in.

(I love this picture, I don't know why, but it makes me laugh every time I see it!)

I am trying not to be discouraged, I've just got to take it one day at a time and wrap my head around it. This journey isn't easy, it would be easy just to give up. But I am determined not to give up. It's just going to take me longer to reach my goals. That will make the end result all the more worth it! I will have invested all of myself in time and energy, I want that end result.

I've already failed one of my July goals. I didn't work out 4 times last week. I made it to 3. Is that terrible, no. I still managed to workout 3 times that week. But did I miss my goal, yes. In my opinion that is the point to goals, that you have something you need to work on. Goal-setting will help you see progress, maybe a past goal for me would have been working out 3 times. I am going to continue to challenge myself with goal setting.

Even though I've failed one of my goals, I am not throwing away the rest of the month, I am making an action plan to succeed in my goals for the rest of the month. I took the time to print off a separate calender for the month of July so that I can keep track of my goals separately (my real life calender is a mess, chock full of everything) my goals would be lost in my regular calender. I also feel that my goals are important enough to me that they deserve their own separate calender. I am hoping that this will help me achieve my July goals. I've printed off this calender and plan on keeping it with me so I can have a reminder to be conscious of my efforts.

In other news, Jen from A Prior Fat Girl is selling bracelets that I hope will help me be more conscious about my eating. One bite, One decision. I am hoping that it keeps me focused on one bite at a time. I was so happy when I read that she was offering these for sale. What a great method to keep your focus, part of the proceeds will also go to YMCA Activate America program, which help support people trying to lead healthy lifestyles. I can't wait to get mine. I've already been in the mindset about thinking about how each bite of food affects me. I think the bracelet would be a great visual reminder.

I also received my Gruve in the mail the other day. I am currently on my assessment week where it monitors my activity. Next week will begin the buzzing, I am sure! I am excited about this device making me more aware of when I need to move more! And I'll be going for green! Now where have I heard that before.....

So that's about it for now, but I am excited about the steps I am taking to ensure that I am successful in my goals and my journey. Just more tools in my weight loss tool box.

What tools in your tool box do you go to for your weight loss success? What have you tried in the past that didn't work?


*Whitney* said...

Did you get your calendar idea from Jen at PFG? She put together her training for the 10 mile run she's going to do which inspired me to do the same thing. I printed out a calendar for my 10k training and also a calendar for my activity. I want to get 4-6 days of exercise in each week and this calendar has already helped with that! Good luck to you!

Cassie said...

No I didn't. I am a list kinda girl; also a very visual girl. I need to see it to do it.

I did see her post and how she blew up her schedule, it's so big you can't miss it! I like that idea too.


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