So I’m attempting to do this to keep my motivation up, even when I’m feeling down. I have gained 60-70 pounds just in this last year and I believe, mentally, I’m at my lowest point. I don’t think I’m depressed, although I don’t technically know all the different types of depression so maybe I am there somewhere, but the weight certainly isn’t helping. So, this next year I am going to do something to help myself both mentally and physically.
To do this, I need to set some goals.
- I have joined a local gym and would like to begin with a goal of going 3 days a week. I want to gradually increase this to 6 days a week, perhaps by Halloween just to have an easy way to remember it. I’m hoping it will be sooner. Going to the gym will help me physically, but also give me the mental benefits I have read about so I would like to go on a fairly regular basis. If I do 7 days a week sometimes, great, but I think I’m going to like having that one ‘lazy’ day, especially with work and everything going on.
- I want to post in here at least once a week, but may need to do it more often, especially in the beginning. I want to type how I’m feeling and see if there is any connection with that and the meal choices I make.
- I coach a team in the Spring, so I want to be physically able to take part in that instead of just barking orders from the sideline. I have 100 pounds to lose. If I lose 10 pounds a month, I should be halfway to that goal, or a little more, by the time that happens. This should at least make it a little easier to run and show what I’m wanting the team to do.
Over the next few days, I will think about what rewards I can get for meeting goals and achieving milestones, like 10 pounds lost, 50, going to the gym 6 days a week, etc. I haven’t really thought of that yet though, so that’ll be a mini goal for me right now.
I’m hoping making this public will give me some motivation to keep going. Even if nobody is actually reading this, I won’t know it. If somebody is, I hope this gives some motivation for them.