Monday, April 5, 2010

The 6 W's!

"The Six W's: Work will win when wishing won't."
-- Todd Blackledge

Sorry, this attempting to post everyday thing isn't working out quite as I had hoped, but I've been better about posting than I was, so I'll take that.

I really like today's quote, it's true, everything work having comes hard, and it takes work. Wishing we were 20lbs lighter certainly isn't going to help us get there, but working hard towards that goal will.

So how did my easter weekend go? Well besides the "healthy eating" part of it, it went really really well. We had the little one all weekend, so those weekends are always so much fun, I miss him on the weekends that we don't have him. So we enjoyed our weekend.

The eating was way less than stellar, but I'll have to admit, today, I was happy to go back to eating my good food, I missed it. I have a good chance to get on track, and stay on track these next two weeks, and I'm going to take advantage of it. I'm going to work really hard, to make sure I meet (or exceed) my goals this month.

So that leads me to what my goals will be for the month of April. I'm going to keep them pretty simple.

1. I'd like to lose 6lbs. I think it's doable, and if I can manage to melt away 6lbs a month for three months, it will put me at near my goal weight for my first dress fitting. A girl can work towards something right?

2. I'd like to continue my running. I've been struggling a bit the last two runs, they've not been good, and I think I'm needing a week of reducing mileage, so I am going to do it. In the past I would just push through it, then I would end up overtired, overtrained and unmotivated. So I'm gonna take a cut back week, and keep building on that mileage and continue my training plan.

3. I know this sounds kind of general, but I want to have more good days then bad. My months (or the last year) have been a cluster of horrid eating days sprinkled with a good couple days here and there, but I'd really like to start the change this month and get back to heading in the right direction.

So that's it, three simple goals. I think it's totally doable and can be achieved. Also, I'm only going to weigh in at the beginning of may to see the loss. I don't want to get too wrapped up in that number. I'd rather get wrapped up in how I'm feeling, and how my clothes are fitting, not the number on the scale.

Anyways, off to finish watching my very first Tigers game of the Season, which we are currently winning....GO TIGERS!


TB--Milwaukee said...

More good days than bad sounds like an awesome goal to me.

Miz said...

Im with tb and thats what jumped out at me as well.

In your shoes Id make a mantra (I know :) but I love me some mindchants) of a simple:


and, if you feel yourself slipping off path, merely make that the backdrop of your entire day.


Erica Young said...

Hey Kate,

I wanted to share this poem with you from weight watchers:

When you've eaten too much & you can't write it down.
And you feel like the biggest failure in town,
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
And forgot all about being healthy & thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts, so don't quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back to your range.
It's telling yourself, "you've done great up till now,
You can take on this challenge & beat it somehow!"
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble & fall is not a disgrace,
If you summon the will to get back in the race!
But, often the strugglers, when losing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
That the race wasn't over & they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
But facing each challenge will help you to grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint in the cloud of doubt.
When you're pushed to the brink just refuse to submit.
If you bite it, you write it...but DON'T YOU DARE QUIT!!!

Lindsay said...

You can so loose 6 more pounds stay with it!!! I'm a new runner and your mileage is awesome. I can't wait for mine to get looking that good. good luck with everything and hang in there