Wednesday, January 29, 2014

No Excuses & Setting Small Goals

I've had the motto "no excuses" in my head for a week now, so when I had to be out the door at 7am for PT and the temperature in my car read this…I just cried a little and drove to the gym


I ran three miles on the treadmill (9:31 pace) while watching the sunrise, and then had PT. I am quad dominant to the upteenth level, so we did A LOT of hamstring exercises - mostly different variations of dead lifts. I also did 30 full diamond pushups, and that made me feel like superwoman. Getting stronger everyday! I finished with 12 minutes on the elliptical...


I went to TJ's after work to pick up all the essentials. A nicely stocked fridge full of fruit, veggies and greek yogurt. Clean eating…Doesn't get much more exciting than this people...


I was reading an interview with Jennifer Aniston the other day, and she said one of her favorite healthy snacks was frozen red grapes. Why have I never tried this?! I immediately bought red grapes and stashed them in the freezer. They are delicious! And it helps that they're in the freezer because I have been known to consume a bag of red grapes in one sitting. Out of sight, out of mind. I enjoyed some fruit (frozen grapes, frozen pineapple and not frozen watermelon) while watching the State of the Union last night…



One of my FB friends wrote today that she was discouraged because she had a long weight loss journey ahead of her and asked for tips on how to overcome the mental game. My advice to her was to create small goals. Nothing was more important in my own transformation than setting small goals of five pounds at a time. After losing five pounds, I rewarded myself with a non-food related treat (so no banana splits when I hit my goal…hmm, banana split). Whether it be a pedicure to make my gross runner's feet look better or a new dress (a size smaller), that reward and the manageable goal kept me going until I hit my main target. 

This also reminded me of one of my favorite quotes…

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” ― Earl Nightingale

Questions...

When it's cold/snowy/raining, do you head outdoors or workout inside the comfort of your home? I really need to pick up some DVDs for when the weather is bad, but I like getting out of the apartment.

What are some ways you overcome discouragement when trying to reach a large goal?

Favorite healthy snack? Right now, frozen red grapes.

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