Enough about the weather...
Nikki recently wrote an amazing post about weight loss (read it here) that got me thinking about my own weight loss journey, or lack there of. It was specifically this line that made me think, "But before anyone ever starts a weight loss and exercise program, you have to want it." I question whether I really want to change my lifestyle and lose weight.
If someone randomly asked me if I wanted to lose weight my answer in a nanosecond is yes. There is no doubt in my mind that I want to lose weight. As Nikki also wrote, "I was unhappy, unhealthy, and out of shape." only I am unhappy, unhealthy, and out of shape.
So why am I questioning if I want it? Because I am heavier now than I was in 2009 when I first decided to lose weight. I have made no progress in my weight loss. If I want to lose weight why haven't I committed to eating healthier, and exercising regularly? That is exactly what I ask myself every time I look in the mirror. To be honest I don't know why I haven't committed myself to changing my life for the better, or I at least haven't figured it out or admitted it to myself.
I apologize if I sound like a broken record whining about not losing weight when I'm not doing anything to change that.
As you all begin to know me better and better you will start to pick up on the fact that I relate things in my life to songs, a lot. Of course this situation is no different. The song that I think fits this situation in my life really well is How Bad Do You Want It? by Tim McGraw. It is exactly what I need to ask myself...how bad do I want to change my life for the better? Obviously the more I want to change the more dedicated I should be. Right now I'm a bit off-balance, I'm not as dedicated as I should be. I am going to change that, I want to be balanced.
I am a member of the weight loss site Sparkpeople but lately haven't been using the tools available to me. To start the process of dedicating myself to weight loss I am going to re-set my account on Spark so I can start fresh with my nutrition and fitness log and my goals.
Here are some goals I have for myself with re-setting my Spark account, and with re-dedicating myself to losing weight.
- Nutrition ~ I will do my best to log everything I eat. I always struggle with logging meals at home because I do not measure my food. It may sound stupid because my family supports me but I do not want to measure my food in front of them. It makes me feel awkward just thinking about do it in front of them. So, I will do my best to estimate. I will work on eating smaller portion sizes and limiting my junk food, including soda.
- Fitness ~ I will commit myself to 3 days/week cardio of at least 30 minutes and 2 days/week strength training of at least 15 minutes.
- Blogging ~ I used to try to blog on Spark but since starting this blog I think I will not set a goal to blog in both. This blog will be my primary blog with maybe occasional posts on my Spark blog. I am going to commit myself to blogging 5 days/week. I am not going to specify what my posts have to be about; they could be nutrition, fitness, or just my life. This is basically what I am doing now so it will not be something I need to change other than making sure to blog at leat 5 days/week.
Well there it is, my plan of action. I am going to re-set my account on Spark tomorrow morning so I can start fresh with a new weigh in. This does not mean I am putting off what I can do today. I will begin to work on my nutrition and fitness today, not tomorrow.
I can do this.
I want to do this.
I will do this.
Until next time =)...