Thursday, January 27, 2011
Day Ten: Be Proud
For ten days straight I have workout (one way or another), monitored my caloric intake, and (for the most part) gotten 7-8 hours of sleep per night. I have not lost 20 pounds (yet!), joined a bi-athalon, or fit into a size 8, BUT I am healthier. And at the end of the day, let's face it. That's the ultimate goal. Every day I want to be healthier than the day before. It's funny, my mom and I have a saying, it's "I'm not bad as I once was, but I'm not as good as I could be." Celebrate the fact that you are better, without forgetting that there is something more. It's okay to set large rockstar goals. But gauge and refocus them using smaller short terms goals. Saying I want to lose 50 pounds by the summer is a Galiath task. But saying that you want to lose 2 pounds a week is more like Daniel. Set a goal to drink more water, eat more fruits and vegetables, or exercise one more day a week. Try one thing at a time and stick to it. Once it becomes a habit. Try something else. And don't forget to be proud of yourself. Getting fit is not "easy". Trust me. I know it. Especially when you have work, kids, spouse, school, dog, cat, family... and for some of us, it is all of the above. Managing all of that, and still finding time to take care of yourself is a job worth aplauding. So, here's a virtual pat on the back. You deserve it.