Hello Journal & Friends,
It's Friday already, and time to file my Perfect 10 Challenge report. Can't believe it's been 3 weeks already!
I did fairly well on my goal for the challenge this week, which was to exercise 6 days per week. But for some reason, I goofed up, and reversed what I did. I ended up with 4 days doing exercise DVD's, and 3 sessions on the mini-trampoline. I guess I was just having too much fun with Billy Blanks TaeBo! (Sorry Richard Simmons, I've been seeing another man).
One thing I realized, after reading something Olivia said here on her blog, Sassy & Thin in 2010 was that I was getting "comfortable" with my exercise. I was not PUSHING it. To make progress requires effort, not getting comfortable. I appreciate being to read the different blogs... I learn so much from you all, and it sparks ideas and challenges me to do better.
The other thing that bugged me this week was one time I started to nibble on the food I was making for MyGuy's meals to take to work. Yikes! I didn't have the calories to spend, and wasn't even thinking... just took a bite to see if it was okay. Then realized that I had no calories left!! THEN tried to tell myself, well, since you ate one bite and will have to fess up, you might as well fess up for TWO bites...
Good grief, old habits die hard! By the start of the THIRD bite, I actually spit it out into the sink, and had to tell myself to stop it! It's kind of scarey to think that I can be that close to the edge, and it doesn't take much to shove me right over the cliff!
This is too important to play around with "bites".
This means too much to me to be listening to stinking thinking that tries to justify it by saying "but you are truly hungry", and know one would know.
This is worth more to me than a bite of krab... it was not even REAL crab, but that fake stuff no less!!
Until I am so changed, and the new healthy habits are so ingrained, I really need to be more careful, to make the effort to stay focused ESPECIALLY in the kitchen around food. My mind was elsewhere, listening to a great book on CD, and not staying aware, just going with what tasted yummy in the moment. I will pay more attention next time!!
The Perfect 10 Challenge has us tell something about ourselves each week you probably don't know... hmmm...
I have a dorky collection of plastic patio lights. Yep, the plastic ones in the silly shapes. Only I hang them in my studio, and turn them on in the evening. I have always had a thing for colored lights. Since I only get to see Christmas lights one month out of the year, I decided to cover the other 11 months with these goofy lights. Oh, such classy decor...
I have pink flamingos, black & white moo cows, red hot chili peppers, American flags, parrots, lighthouses, tropical trees and pineapples, angels, and several others.
Here is a picture of the sunflowers that are up right now:
What can I say... they are cheerful!
From Dr Phil's book: "I'm not powerless over this behavior. I'm in charge of myself."
My verse for today: "Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips."
My quote for today: "Prepare and prevent, don't repair and repent." --Author unknown
Enjoy the Journey,