I have been a whiney baby this week. And I don’t like it. It’s unusual for me because I am normally an internal complainer at the gym. If I’m doing something new I might say a couple of things about it, while on the inside I could be freaking out. But I know that whatever it is I’m doing is for my benefit and will get this weight off of me. I’ve also noticed that if there is someone else working out with me and they make a comment or two about the exercises, I am more vocal. I need to stop. I’m not upset about doing the workouts. I actually like working out. (crazy I know!) Yes they can be hard but like I said, they are for my benefit and will help me attain my goal. Speaking of goals, I can actually see that mine are attainable. I do have an overall # in my head of what I want to weigh at the end of all this and I actually realize this is going to happen. I still have a lot of work cut out for me to get there, but each week (hopefully) I’m getting a little closer to that magic number. All of the chicken & veggies, passing up junk, staying on track, etc is really working. I have 10 pounds to lose until I’m in the 300’s and I know I will be there in the next couple of weeks.
When I reach my goals I’m buying fun stuff for myself. Back when I did Weight Watchers I would reward a good week, or even a bad one, by going out to eat. Huh? Hahah…That defeats the purpose. Now, instead of eating my accomplishments, I’m actually spending money on myself! Totally new concept here. Recently I saw this ring on HSN and was immediately in love. I saw it, wanted to buy it, and then forgot about it. I did think about it from time to time but that was about it – until I checked their website and there it was! It’s a little pricey, for me, but as my lovely mother pointed out “Think of all the money you’re saving by not eating out anymore. Buy it if you really want it.” So I bought it. And I’m so glad I did. It’s completely over the top but oh when the sun hits it, it sparkles!! I do love a good sparkle. What’s even better than a little bling is the fact that it fit my finger. It is a little bit snug, but I wear it all the time now. Girl things. Ahh. I love girly stuff and I’m beyond thrilled that I can actually start wearing girly things. My next purchase needs to be pants. Not as fun as a ring but the fun part will come in the smaller size I have to buy. I’m not sure what that number is, but I’ll find out in the next couple of days. My next girly purchase when I reach my next weight loss goal is a living locket from Origami Owl. Swoon! Their stuff is so cute and I can’t wait to A. reach that goal and B. purchase the locket. You should check out the website. You might find something for yourself.
So…instead of participating in the complaint department or whining about what I’m doing, I’m going to put the focus on being positive and encouraging. 🙂 Have a Happy Thursday party people!