Its about as simple as that... but WHY is it so hard to stick too?
We wanted it SO bad in that moment...to be a healthier version of ourselves. So why is it so stinking hard to say no to that donut, cookie, or salty treat?
Suddenly that sweet long haired Starbucks Queen turns into a demon staring at you in your car, pulling your steering wheel towards her entrance doors sending you into a caloric coma.
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just this one cookie...that's all I'll have. Until I had 7.
I could never understand why I can't just say no!
Until I stepped on the scale Monday morning and realized after an amazing, carb filled four day weekend, (and being married about 6 weeks)...I had gained about 7 pounds.
So while we were in Arkansas, we all were huddled in the living room just chatting away. We stumbled on the subject of our own health. One person said they wanted to lose x amount of pounds, another said they wanted to workout x amount of times per week, another said their goal was to simply eat healthier..and suddenly, we had ourselves a 7 week challenge.
Why 7 weeks, you ask?!
Well, 7 weeks from that Saturday that we challenged ourselves to this, is a wedding of a close family friend that we'll all be in attendance for. So we decided to make that our "goal date".
August 24th, 2013.
In under 7 weeks...I want to lose a few pounds, yes... but more importantly? I want to treat my body better. I want to not put so much garbage in my body like I usually do. Yes, I'll still treat myself, because if I don't...well, frankly, I'll go crazy. Girl loves Oreos.
-I want to start waking up earlier...eating a real breakfast. Not a bag of dry frosted flakes at my desk at work.
-I want to start running again, because I WILL do that half marathon I've been dreaming about.
-I want to have my self confidence back like I did when I was 18.
-I want to be a happier version of myself, because who doesn't love a happy person?
Workouts suck...but if they didn't, we wouldn't get the results we want. I WILL stick to this. I have started using My Fitness Pal again, brushed the dust off my amazing pink water bottle and am drinking 8-9 full bottles a day, pulled my Nike's out of my closet and plan to get some good use out of them. Caleb and I run together...and now we're talking about taking walks after dinner together instead of sitting in front of the TV like zombies.
I know I've talked to a lot of you who are wanting to get fit...so join with me, friends. We can do this. Yes, it will be hard. I saw a funny quote about motivation yesterday that made me laugh;
I'm excited...I'm motivated.
I will do this.
Who's with me?!