Okay, mini heart attack. We only have two weeks left (after this week) until the end of the VLV Fitness Challenge. I can’t believe it! I feel like we have come so far, but we still have a way to go!
Personal Update: If you read my post from last week, you may remember me saying that I was bad last week and had some treats (veggie burgers, vegan ice cream, etc). According to my home scale, I gained a few pounds that week. So this past weekend I started my 20 day reboot challenge with a weekend of juicing. I did end up cheating a bit and actually ate a few salads. This week I also have cheated a few times and had some bread. So, I lost a few of those pounds I gained from the week prior. When I weighed in a Weight Watchers yesterday they showed I was only up 1.8 lbs since my last weigh-in. That is not terrible; I can recover from that gain in the next few weeks. I tell you all these crazy details so you know that these little struggles are normal and part of process of changing your lifestyle. No need to have a heart attack because you gained a pound back. I am still down 3.8 lbs, which may not seem like a lot to people, but I am at the lowest weight I have ever been, and that feels good.
This Week Goal: Motivation Check-List! Congrats! You're almost to the finish line. Don't lose steam now—try these motivating tools to rev up your resolve:
• Create a Buzz: Tell your friends, family and coworkers how much weight you've lost, tweet it to your followers, post it on Facebook. Hearing "Congratulations!" will keep you getting back on the treadmill. Feel free to refer them to the VLV Fitness Challenge to participate for the last few weeks!
• Get Yourself a Little Something: Buying a new, smaller pair of shorts or yoga pants will remind you of all the hard work you've done and make you want to head into the gym to show them off. I bought myself a Polar watch and I love it!
• Sweat for It: Purchase some new music, order a page-turning novel or download a favorite TV show on a tablet—but only let yourself listen, read or watch while you're on a cardio machine. Creating small rewards can have big payoffs!
Let's get our fit on!