Sunday, February 21, 2010

I've decided I'm going to give the SELF challenge a try. I've had a subscription to the mag for years now and can't part with it! Funny, I read it cover to cover but never use the advice for an extended period of time. I'm what you would call.....weak willed?!?(how embarassing, that may be enough to get me to change right there!)....when it comes to junk food, fast food, and sweets. I'm well educated in the eating right and taking care of your body field but I never "put my money where my mouth is" per say. I have all the best intentions in the world, I have the desire to do it, but I never follow through. What does that say about me? Well, I guess that really isn't what I should be worried about...I do get some credit for actually wanting to change right?!? 2 points for not completely giving up yet??
I think my main problem is not ever feeling ready to make it a "life change". I always set these mini goals (slim down by the wedding, tone up for the vacay, etc. etc.) but I never accept that what I'm doing (or not doing) for that matter has an effect on my health overall. Sure, I don't feel it right now but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before it all catches up to me right? What is going to have to happen to change my attitude about all this and cause me take it more seriously?? So serious that I'll stick with something? Any suggestions?!?
There are some definite perks to the SELF challenge though! There are daily drawings for workout gear and an overall yoga vacay prize! It's a random drawing, not based on the amount of weight you lose. Just an extra incentive to log in and track your progress each day.
So here is my new thought process: I have a full 3 months to see progress before our one year wedding anniversary...but that's just a mini-goal. The ultimate prize...find a way to become passionate about eating and living healthfully in order to make it a life change for myself and one that I can introduce to the children I will have some day!

I think I'm going to need the assistance of a positive attitude playlist:
Alice by Avril Lavigne
Superwoman by Alicia Keys
Just Fine by Mary J. Blige
Don't Stop Believin' by Journey
Survivor by Destiny's Child
Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson
Unstoppable by Rascal Flatts
Settlin' by Sugarland
I'm Every Woman by Whitney Houston
I Didn't Know My Own Strength by Whitney Houston
and plenty more!

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