I’m finally admitting defeat. Okay, that sounds dramatic. But I’m admitting defeat that my haphazard attempts at losing weight – going to the gym, adding a vegetable to my lunch – isn’t really working. And to be honest, I really wasn’t working all that hard to make changes either. I wasn’t setting small goals.
So I’m changing up my approach.
My overarching goal is to lose 50 pounds. That is a crazy huge, terrifying goal. I can’t deal with that goal right now, because it seems overwhelming. I can deal with 5 pounds.
So I’m challenging myself to lose 5 pounds. And then 5 more pounds. And then 5 more. It doesn’t need to be in a super quick amount of time. It’s probably better if it’s not. But I’m hoping that making little changes and meeting small goals will help me meet my big goal.
What I’ve Been Doing So Far:
- Planning out every meal and entering it into MyFitnessPal at the beginning of the day. I hate counting calories and think its dumb. But if I enter it into MyFitnessPal in the morning, then I have my plan, I’m prepared, and I can see how my food is fitting my macros. It’s been working for the past week.
- Making exercise a priority. I’ve been going to the gym regularly, but haven’t really been giving it my all. This week, I focused more on working hard and have a plan in place for the nights that I’m working late and can’t get to the gym. Something is better than nothing.
- Staying positive. It seems silly, but it’s so common to get into the mindset of “I messed up, I did something bad” and I don’t like that. So I’m making a plan but also giving myself some grace when things don’t go perfectly.
So here’s to week 1 of really trying to meet small goal #1.