January 7, 2009

Slow start

I'm an all-or-nothing person when it comes to diet and exercise. I feel like I have to start everything on day one and if I fail, then I guess I'm a failure and I might as well eat that pie. I'm sure it's common, and I'm sure that anyone who has that habit is just as annoyed as me about it.

I am really trying to get over that mentality.

I've been having a slow start to the year thus far on my diet and exercise goals. I've been doing half-okay, half-not-okay on my eating while my ideals of exercising have been non-existent. This has actually been a good thing, dare I say, because it is teaching me to not go crazy and start fresh the next day. Honestly. I'm not trying to justify myself on being enthusiastic and falling flat on everything. It really has been good! I am celebrating the little successes and it's making it easier for me to continue rather than give up.

I'm celebrating the fact that I am up to 4 cups of water a day...which may not seem like much, but that's really 4 cups more than I ever drank during the day. I'm celebrating that I've been able to stay off the soda. I've been soda-clean since Sunday, which is a big deal for someone who was gulping down daily that past several months. I'm celebrating that I've been taking my vitamin everyday. I'm celebrating that I've been eating a good breakfast every morning.

I mean, these are big accomplishments for me and the fact that I've been doing well for 4 days is a world record.

I have had a hard time resisting the post-Christmas junk that everyone has been bringing in to get rid of, I admit it. Today my co-worker brought me these chocolate-butterscotch things with peanuts and *drool*..I at all of them.

I've also been having to drink coffee with splenda and 2 packets of fact coffee creamer the past few mornings due to the fact that I've drastically cut back on my sugar intake and soda. I have almost fallen asleep driving to and from work most days this week, so coffee has been the only way to go. Unfortunetly, work coffee doesn't taste good without fake creamer. )-:

Oh well. Tomorrow is another day. I'll continue celebrating my little successes in hopes that it makes it easier for me to stay on track.


  1. You are serious on this, aren't you? :D

    Hey, there is this song that I wanted to dedicate to you and Alex on the 2nd birth of your marriage, but somehow I could not.

    Listen to All For Love by Bryan Adams. That's my dedication to you guys. I love the line, "...let the one you hold be the one you want, the one you need..."

    Presents don't matter as long as you guys have each other. :D



  2. I'm totally serious! I'm 5 pounds heavier than I've ever been. It's depressing! And I'm sick of being chunky!

    Oh man, I loooooooove that song so much! It's on my Sting "At the Movies" album and I just think that Sting and Bryan Adams sound so fantastic together. Thanks, Cat!