I think with many things in life, there is a blurred line between wanting the result and being committed to getting the result.
Getting an A on a paper in school, doing well on a project at work, keeping your marriage on the right path, moving to a new location, finding that dream job, being happy, and of course losing weight.
I think on and off over the past 5 years of my weight loss journey I have flirted with wanting to lose weight (When the pounds kind of come off and then I plateau) and being committed to losing weight (when the pounds simply drop). I realized this morning that pretty much for the past year I have been in the wanting mindset over the committed mindset more so than not. This is troublesome because frankly, you would think, that if you want something bad enough, it should just happen right?
I’ve got an arsenal of blogs that are motivating, inspirational and exactly what I need to hear constantly being updated in my reader – SO YOU WOULD THINK IT WOULD JUST CLICK RIGHT?
Well, it does and then it doesn’t. It clicks when I am reading it. It clicks for hours afterward. I am motivated, content, and ready and then something (Anger, Depression, stress, boredom) hits and I’m back to my old ways.
That was until I read the post from Run Roll Repeat today. She went home and was surrounded by temptation of fried food and still managed to stay on track. I was like “HOW?” and then I realized. She is committed to losing weight, not just flirting with the idea.
Then I started thinking about other people’s blogs I read.
Runs For Cookies Lost over 100 pounds, and has kept it off. She runs Marathons!
She’s Losing It is an incredible blog about a mom who got incredibly fit while still being a mom
Healthy Tipping Point is of course my go to for running advice and recipes that are both delicious and healthy. She is informative without beating it into you.
BitchCakes is one of my biggest role models. She lost 100 pounds and is now training for the NYC Marathon this year. She is kick ass, and it still curvy and didn’t try to fit herself into some skinny mold.
The Spicy Simmer is a great blog with cooking and CSA goodies. She has amazing mouth watering recipes and a great personality. Very motivational in the kitchen.
You’d think with all of this wealth of knowledge, I’d be set.
The fact is, I am set. I have more than enough ability and knowledge with these few blogs to master whatever I want in my weight loss journey.
The commitment just hasn’t been there. I can run and run and run and lift and lift and lift alllllllllllll I freaking want, and it will make no difference if I eat like crap. I need to be mindful. I am going to be mindful.
I have tracked my day out, and I am planning on a run this afternoon once I get home. I am excited to start lifting next week after the Half Marathon is over. I am also working to clean up my diet. I know I eat mostly healthy, but I am not eating the right things to keep me satiated.
I’m also not drinking nearly enough water. So here starts my plan of being committed to losing weight. Come hell or high water. I just want to be back to where I was this time last year (about 10 pounds less), and then I can work from there.
- Breakfast: 1 slice Ezekiel Bread 1/2 TBSP of Better n’ Peanut butter, Yogurt and blueberries & Coffee
- Snack: WATER
- Lunch: Southwest Salad (Ready Pac brand), Yogurt, Apple, Turkey Muffins
- Snack: WATER
- Dinner: Spinach and Feta Turkey Muffins & Mac and Cheese (Light)
- Activity: 2-3 Miles on treadmill
LET’S DO THIS.