Motivation Monday strikes again! Last week I shared with you all about the beginning of my journey to a more healthy lifestyle and I'm glad to be able to say that this past week has gone pretty well. I am not quite ready to measure results. And yes, maybe that is not very brave of me....but I am so easily discouraged about my weight and I want to focus on making good choices not on results for now. I want to build habits into my life that will stay for a long, long time. One thing that Kat has taught me, (yeah, I totally think she is my friend...LOL...and she doesn't even know me) is that it's important to take baby steps. Making goals is important, but it's even more important to break it down into doable steps so we can be successful!
So...this past week my goal was simply to remember that I had begun. No, really. I forget sometimes that I am overweight. Which seems really dumb, but for real, I forget. So I have to be intentional with remembering that I am overweight everytime I decide to put something into my mouth. (or grocery cart) This week my goal was to stop and think before I ate something. And I think for the most part I was successful. That doesn't mean I didn't eat that second thinmint cookie, but it was much less fun to do it, remembering that I really didn't need those calories.
This week my goal is to be consistent with my early morning routine. (yes, I have a routine. I have four kids. If I want any alone time I have to be up at the crack of dawn) I need to get up by 5:30 in order to have time to read my bible and walk the dog (or do pilates if the weather is too cold) before breakfast. So. That's that. I did it this morning and it was super! Pilates makes me feel about an inch taller every time I do it. I jokingly asked J if I looked skinny after I worked out this morning (I really did feel soooo good!) and he said, "um...I think it might take more than one time" LOL. Oh...right. *sheepish grin*
I hope that my sharing this with you, friend, somehow inspires you to make that change, whatever it may be, in your life. We all have things that need to be worked on, don't we? I encourage you to make a goal and figure out what your first baby step might be. It's possible you know. It really is.
If you are feeling brave, or want some support, leave a comment about what change you are working on and I'll pray for you. You can also head over to Inspired to Action to read more about Motivation Monday (and win some free music too!).