Diet: (noun)

A way of living, or thinking, a day's journey.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Be Accountable

We talk about losing weight, eating right and fitting into those "skinny" jeans that have been in the drawer now for wo years!! We spend the holidays splurging on cake feasts, carbs and sweet beverages... Then come January 1st, we tell ourselves we're gonna join the gym and start the new year with a BANG!!! The only problem is, we lose our motivation and quit the gym only two weeks into the new year. Why? Why do we cut ourselves short? Why not when we say we're gonna do something, we DO IT! Especially when it comes to good health and taking care of ourselves.
You know why? Because we don't hold ourselves accountable. We assume the results won't come, we're tired of watching our calories, getting up early in the morning to workout and "depriving" ourselves of sweet treats!!
If we could get it in our head that food is to supply our bodies with energy and nutrients and is not to be recognized as a "fix" or a "treat"... Then maybe we would eat to better our health rather than destroy it.
Set goals. Write them out. Have 30, 60 and 90 day goals. Write them on your calendar, post them on fun post it notes that are colorful and put them on your vanity mirror, on you bedside dressor, on your desk, on the fridge, in the car on the dash... Make sure you are constantly being reminded of the goals you are looking forward to acheiving.
Hold yourself accountable. I like to send my food journals to my best friend every night and the workout I did for the day so that she can look at it and so that through out my day, I make better choices with my meals because I know I will have to admit to her what I ate. It works for me. Also, I like to fill my husband in on what my goals are, that way when we're fixing our meals together, he helps me stay focused on the plan at hand :)
And even better, my husband becomes my workout buddy because he's there to support and encourage me.
Don't set your goals too far out of reach. Make them reasonable. The goals that need a little more time to accomplish, set them 90 days out... The quicker acheiving goals, set them for your 30 day goals :)
Working out, being fit and eating right is FUN!! It makes you feel WONDERFUL!!! It gives you confidence and an inner beauty that shines on to everyone around you.
Walk the walk... Don't just talk the talk! Be the example.
Jump on board the New Years Challenge with me!


Chatter BOX
Random Fun Stuff
Subject: Calories
*Melting and ice cube in your mouth burns 2.3 calories.
*You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV
*A karaoke singing of "WE ARE THE WORLD" burns 20.7 calories.
*You burn 26 calories with a one-minute kiss.


TheFitnessFreak said...

Have you seen my latest blog about Tosca's new journal? It looks perfect for this post! I am so excited to get mine because I know it will help me stay accountable. Thank goodness I'm stubborn and OCD, it's kept me from missing a workout for 6 years : ) Glad to be hanging tough with you!

Malynda Twitchell said...

I'll have to check it out!!!!! Thanks sweet girl!!!
I'm so thrilled to be doing the challenge with you!!!! you're awesome!!!!! I love it!

Kristen's Raw said...

Great post Malynda.

Okay, I'm off to burn 26 calories now... (wink)