Hello and Happy Monday! Ready for a new week? What a fabulous weekend, it is so nice to finally see the sun again. I got a lot done around the house, made a 97% on my first health coach exam, and got to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Check out some of the photos I took yesterday while hubby ran a trail race.
I am loving my new camera. It is the Samsung Galaxy Camera (in case you are curious). I did my 1.25 mile walk out there on the trails while hubby ran. Leg felt good. Only a little over a month til I can walk my first 5K.
I am up super early today. 5AM. My goal is to become a morning exerciser. I am following Carla’s Four Steps to Becoming an Early Bird. The first step I am following is wake up and don’t workout. I am going to need to get used to this hour before my body starts moving. I am also “making the decision and telling accountability partners” – YOU GUYS! I will take this week just to get used to the hour and let my body acclimate.
Guess what else I am starting today. The FitFluential DietBet. The concept is that everyone puts $25 in. You have 4 weeks to lose 4% of your weight. All of the winners split the pot. Currently there are 470 players with a pot worth $11,750. I couldn’t resist joining – might just be the motivation and kick in the pants I need to get my weight going in the correct direction.
So with the Dietbet officially starting today, I thought today’s Monday Motivation would be all about weight loss. Here we go!
Let’s Get Motivated
Why four weeks for the DietBet? Because amazing things can happen in as little as a month. February 18 or 19 is our final weigh-in. I will keep you posted on my progress. I think there is a way you can cheer me on using the DietBet website. I will try to figure that out.
And with 21 days til a habit it made, the length of DietBet gives you time to make some good habits. This week I will continue drinking H2O, doing my workouts and a plank, and concentrating on a healthy breakfast and logging it using LoseIt.
This is what 5 pounds of fat looks like. I need to lose almost 2 of these in the next 4 weeks. Part of my motivation will be thinking just how good my jeans (and other clothes) will feel when I lose the weight.
And this is my pledge…
Truth. I love food – it tastes so good. Sadly, some my favorite foods are not so healthy. So, it is all about portion size and moderation. There will be NOTHING off limits for me. I don’t believe in restricting yourself cause that makes you want it more. I also HATE it when other people tell me what I should and should not eat. Everyone is different and food affects everyone differently. That’s why one “diet” might work for you, but not your friend. Want to encourage a friend or family member? Offer to walk or exercise with them – DON’T tell them what they should or should not be eating.
Some helpful tips to get back on track. Drinking water and journaling your food are big ones I will be working on. The key is to make small changes that build up over time.
And finally, it is all about this. ONE POUND AT A TIME.
Did you join the DietBet? What is your most important weight loss tip?
Enjoy your day!