Okay, this Monday's challenge (yes, late again, I know) from the Sisterhood is to examine what we did good and bad in 2009. They gave us some questions to consider, so here goes:
What about 2009 (and beyond) did not work?
Let's see... It didn't work to not exercise or to eat in front of the TV.
What were my goals?
My goal was to lose 10-ish pounds and get down to 125. Now I'd be perfectly happy to be 130.
Did I fall short of achieving them? If so, why?
Yes, I fell short. I think exercise is my biggest problem. I don't like it. at. all. And then when I do lousy, I give up. But when I do well, I think that I can eat something special to reward myself. I know, I know. Silly, huh?
What were my biggest obstacles?
What were my patterns?
I do really well for 2-3 weeks and then I lose motivation.
What was my “rock bottom” moment?
Um, I think that was just the other day when I was looking at old photos and realized that I have gained more weight than I thought. I know, logically, in my head how many pounds I've gained and how different I look, but the old photos really drove that home. Kinda depressing, really.
What are my bad habits?
Eating in front of the TV, snacking, dessert, using any excuse NOT to exercise.
So, then what about 2009 DID work???
Well, I don't think this is a 2009 thing, though I did sign up in 2009, but getting ready for the 1/2 marathon is motivating me beyond belief. I need a goal and a deadline. A fitness goal that is going to push me. Hard. And a training schedule. I'm a type A, schedule-oriented, slightly *ahem* anal kinda person.
And, finally, what are my proposed solutions to the things that didn't work?
Remind my husband that we are supposed to eat dinner at the table. We keep trying this, but we seem to revert back to old habits. And maybe I need to clean off the dining room table, so we can actually use it. Follow my walking schedule (4-5 days a week). Use my Wii at least twice a week. Keep my butt in karate, even though I want to quit!
So, do YOU need some motivation??? Join our latest challenge and get started working toward a healthier new you in 2010!