Friday, April 16, 2010


If you what you always did, then you will get what you always got.

I have really been motivated by this wise sayng recently. I have not posted here in so long because I was just coasting for quite some time. Not really trying to lose the weight. I was hardly going to the gym and rarely journaling/counting my calories each day. I know all the reasons I SHOULD be motivated, but I just kept finding it more convenient to give up.

Well, with God's help, I've been able to do better the last couple weeks. I have definitely not been perfect, but I have been able to journal many days. I am taking a new approach to exercise, too. Now that the weather is warmer, I have been able to get outside with my boys and be active in that way. The last time I went to the gym, I just did not really enjoy it at all. I know often I have to do things that are not enjoyable, but I have decided to cancel my membership at the gym in favor of getting my activity and exercise when I'm outside with my children. I also have decided that I was not ready to do the 5k. I let so much time go by, that the last time I went to the gym, I realized I was not going to be ready for a 5k in early May at the rate I was going. I think if I really devoted myself I could possibly be ready. I just really was finding it hard to find the right time to go. The best times (other than Neal's days off) were at night after the kids were in bed, and by then I was usually pretty worn out and not feeling like driving out to the gym.

Anyways, that's where I'm at right now. I'm thankful God has helped me not to just give up completely. God is good.

Currently: 21.2 lbs. lost
To go to goal: 16.6 lbs.