Here goes, I'm going more personal here today. I need your help. I need YOU to keep me accountable. Yes, I'm talking weight-loss. I'm 175 pounds (yikes! and I just shared that with the world!!) and I don't want to be. My kids wanted to go swimming last Friday and I seriously was not going to go/take them because I didn't want to put a swimming suit on. Now that is just lame, limiting my activities because of my weight. It's time to do something,more than just my usual wishful thinking resolution this time. So I'm changing things up a little this year. First of all, I've written my goal down (see my post here).
I'm also working on one mini-goal each week, and then I'll add on. This week, I'm focusing on my water intake. Good grief, I think I spent half the day in the bathroom yesterday, however, on the up side, I wasn't ever hungry.
As I was reading through my blog reader on Sunday, I came across a couple other blogs talking about having a "word of the year". Interesting idea, I thought, but what would my word be. "Simplify" - but that's nothing new, it's been my focus for a couple years now, and I've done more to un-simplify my life so that wouldn't work. So as I was surfing the net/watching tv/reading a magazine (I'm a multi-tasker) a commercial caught my eye - the new Weight Watchers commercial. Well, what I really noticed was the "Believe" popping up all over. I like it! Then the next day as I was reading a magazine on weight-loss goals/resolutions, part of it that jumped off the page at me was believing in yourself. I found myself reading more about the same thing some place else and finally decided maybe it's something I need to work on. Believing in myself. Hmm, I guess it's been a while since I really thought about it, but yah, I don't really have a lot of confidence in myself anymore. I'm not sure when that happened. I remember being confident in high school, college even. Is it something that oozes away along with memory and body shape with each new child we bring into this world? lol I'm not sure, but I'm resolving to believe in myself this year, that's going to be my focus. If I can believe in myself, then anything is possible. I just found this quote recently on Pinterest:
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AWESOME!! This is my new motto. I will acheive my goals this year and become the person I know I can be. So I will be reporting my progress here throughout the year. If I know I have to be accountable to you, maybe that'll make it a little easier to get up in the morning and get exercising. And if anyone else wants to report their progress here, too, we'll all keep each other on the right track.
So what about you? Have you ever thought of having a word for the year, what's your motto, what motivates you? How do you build your self-confidence? I'd love to hear what works for you.