So I’ve spent the last five days trying to figure out where in the world my insanity workout videos are! Under the tv? With the video games? Did my brothers steal it? Maybe it’s up north? But then it hit me. Where are my movies? I bet that’s where I put the DVDs. So after a long search and some false accusations (sorry bros), I found my movies and Insanity DVDs under the guest bed. Why and how I ever thought that was a good place to put them is beyond me.
Now that I’ve found them though I have to figure out if I’m ready to commit. I really hate starting things and not finishing them. And I want to set myself up for success. I like that Insanity is just 63 days vs the longer P90X, even though some of the workouts seem more well rounded for P90X. I also checked the calendar today to see that there are just 64 days until spring break. Hmm. Is this a sign? Day One of Insanity is a fit test, so maybe I will just do it today and it will help me decide if I can stick to it.
In terms of stepping and activity points, I’ve been doing pretty good! A couple days this year I’ve been just shy of goal, but I’m really aiming to minimize and eliminate those days. I mean, really, I can find a way to make 10,000 steps happen. No excuses.
Now that I’m on the 24 Day Challenge, I’ve been doing way better at staying on point for Weight Watchers. Without carbs like pastas (so high in points), I’m still pretty much hitting my daily point values and have not been using any extra points. Lots of healthy replacements like almonds, grilled chicken, lean ground turkey, etc.
Even though it’s only Day 5, a little look at the scale reveals -#s! I know this is largely water weight, but it’s encouraging and lights the fire under my ass. I’m feeling good, I’m convinced my face already looks less bloated, and I’m more motivated than ever to prove to myself that I can accomplish my goals and maintain my success.
I have so many things I want to accomplish in life, and I want to look, feel and be healthy when doing them. I was able to get to that place once during college even when working 35 hours and balancing 18 credits in school. Now I know I’m way busier now in grad school, and that’s in large part why I’m in the place I am at, but I’m not going to let that be my excuse. Am I busy? Yes. Do I love eating and drinking good things? Yes! Is that a good reason to be almost 20 pounds heavier than needed? No! I know they say we have set points and some people just weigh a little more and can’t maintain a lower weight, but I’m not settling for that. In September 2007 I said enough was enough and I’m saying that again now. If I can accomplish my goals now when school is the absolute busiest it may ever be, then I can do anything. Realistically, I could hit my goal by my birthday in late June. So that’s what I’m going to do! Even when this mood is gone. 💪🍓🏆