I just wanted to drop in this morning because I had a blog post that popped into my head...I thought it was important enough to do this in the morning when i am not all with it.
What are you good at...
I don't want people thinking that somehow I am 'special' because I lost a hundred pounds.
I am not.
I took little victories and built on them.
I started with something I knew I was crappy at...which was consistency.
So I started this whole weight loss thing off with walking 'every day in may".
I wanted to get rid of the fear that I just didn't have enough sticktoitiveness...
Once I had 26 days of walking under my belt, I felt I had flushed the consistency problem.
Then I gave myself a calorie cap and was consistent with it.
It was very important that I gave myself a cap and stuck to it.
So I knew I could tell myself no.
Those were my first two bricks in the wall.
Consistency and capping the calories. I capped them at 1800 for the first month or two.
It wasn't the deficit I was worried about so much as the knowledge that It was me controlling the food, not the food controlling me.
Now, I have been hopping around the weight loss blog world a while now...
People are known for certain things.
Sean for his simple and common sense approach and his iron curtain.
Jack for his sense of humor and success.
TJ for her food and her great and caring attitude.
Loretta for her positive outlook and patience.
Christine @ exquisite christine for her honesty and her tracking (and great sense of humor)
Merry for her balance..
Sue for her sense of humor and her willingness to be open...
People who are successful take on one thing and get good at it and then build from there...
Alix from the casa hice asked me why I do 210 situps...
just so everyone knows they are dfferent kinds.
I do 3 sets of 25 regular (75)
then 3 sets of 10 obliques (each side) (60 total)
then 3 sets of 25 lower ab leg thingies...(hard to explain) (75)
They each target a different area of my abs.
I do it three times a week...before I do them I say to myself..
"To discipline the mind and the body".
It's to show ME that I control me.
So, what are you good at?
If you feel there is NOTHING you are good at in regards to controlling your body or how it operates...
then maybe you could challenge yourself to get control over one aspect this week.
Once you have control over that area...it's like establishing a beach head or a perimeter.
You don't relinquish it..you build on it.
Grab another area and get a hold of that.
Exercise is my main area of control.
Food is not.
I eat 1450 to 1550 calories a day.
I will never eat 1200 calories...It just isn't something I want to do.
But I do know when to stop now...
It's not my strongest area.
But it's an area I have control over..Now.
So find your area of exellence.
It will help you, and motivate you.
have a great day guys.