Day 1- Starting Point

Instead of going on some crazy crash diet - I've decided to accept a challenge.

It's a challenge to simply eat well and exercise for 60 days. That's only two months. I'm thinking of this as a challenge rather than a diet. After these next 60 days I will continue to eat well and exercise, but I want each of these days to be flawless. I want to prove to myself that I can do it. I can do anything.

You may think expecting myself to be perfect is committing to failure, but it's not. Eating flawlessly doesn't mean I won't eat cake at my best friend's wedding on July 30th. It also doesn't mean I'll skip chicken wings on the 4th of July. Being flawless means I won't eat chocolate everyday, it means I'll work out five times a week... and there will be no mistakes. My definition of a mistake - something that is not planned. If a co-worker brings donuts five times over the next two weeks for all the summer birthdays.. I'll pass. But if I go camping, I'll set aside calories for s'mores. It's all about planning ahead and portioning out my calories for special events. Eating sugar or salty snacks does not have to be and shouldn't be a daily event.

I've decided I can do the next sixty days as long as I plan ahead. I will simply portion out calories for a cake on July 30th and plan for movie theater popcorn calories on June 30th (yes I will be watching Eclipse on the silver screen).

Today's the end of day 1 - and I've accomplished the first day.
30 min. on the treadmill
692 calories (I worked overnight tonight... so the calories are low. I worked from 11 p.m. - 8 a.m. and am now going to bed. I'm missing lunch, but my calorie count will be at a more reasonable level tomorrow.)

2 comments:

Anonymous

I like your idea. I wanted to try it. Tonight I was just tooooo tired to excercise, all I could think about was going to bed. I stopped by the computer to read email, facebook and your blog. After I read it again, I decided to get my excercise done. I can't waste today, because I will never get it back.

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