So It Begins…

LoveYourBody2I have been toying with the idea for about a week now, jumping on the wagon, then off, then back on, then off, then back on and have chosen to not jump off this time….

I woke up this morning to one thought “SEXY IN MY SKIVVIES STARTS TODAY!” I was then flooded with the thoughts of “Crap, I didn’t pack my lunch”, “Crap I am walking with my cousin Char tonight and I didn’t pack my bag”, “Crap, why was I so lazy last night!” So I made a choice. I can get my ass out of bed on the first alarm or I can hit snooze and roll over. Guess what I did? Yes, I got out of bed on the second alarm!

I have packed a healthy lunch, I have my kicks ready for a fun walk with my cuzzie and I have also set some time aside tonight to complete Day 1 (again) of the Love Your Body Challenge by Molly Galbraith. This 30 Day Challenge will focus a little more on the mental aspect of weight loss than I have ever previously dealt with. Here is what I am learning….

Any major change or shift you want to make in your life first has to start in your mind and in your soul. I have a really great track record of on again off again and although I have never given up, I would love to complete a 30 day challenge in its entirety, no excuses, no reasons, no injuries. Where I have always stopped previously is in the mental game, when I start to face my self-worth and have to start to deal with my opinion about myself.

Over the next 30 days….

1. I will complete Molly’s challenge each day and share with you the following day

2. I will be using MyFitnessPal as my food journal – I will not hide anything from the journal

3. 10K steps on the ol’ Fitbit EVERY DAY

4. Removing refined sugar from my diet completely – I have already reduced it, but now it is time for it to go completely. This is also in conjunction with some of the other foods that I have sensitivities too, a couple have snuck back in recently and I will be removing them (damn you cheese!).

I also know that one of the ways to get through this is support and community. As much as I hate accepting support and encouragement from others, because I am a big fan of the “I’ll do it myself” mentality, it won’t work in this situation. So…if you live in Vancouver and feel like going to the gym, are up for a walk, or just generally feel like moving more….Let’s Go!

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