Well hello December,
I half expected to greet you with disappointment. November had a rough start, and I wasn’t sure I could bounce back. Listening to my body I was sure that I had taken a few steps back in my weight loss. But instead of letting it get me down, I kicked it up a notch and spent the last two weeks getting back on track with healthier eating. I have readers I didn’t want to disappoint. I didn’t want to disappoint myself. And guess what? I didn’t. I shocked myself when I stepped on the scale this morning and saw that I lost SIX POUNDS over the last month. I WIN!
p.s. There are no excuses this month December, none. So don’t even try.
I don’t think I could have started off this week better. If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen my post last night, stating how nervous I was to step on the scale this morning. I was sure that I had gained. I didn’t think the ‘not stepping on the scale for a month’ was working for me. I worried that it was allowing me to get off track, and not being able to see where I needed to be improving. I was wrong. I have hit a 57lbs loss. Fifty. Seven. Pounds. What a great feeling!
So here’s the thing, December can suck for weight loss. So much temptation, and so many excuses because of said temptation. Not only is it hard for weight loss, but it’s harder to get outside because it’s cold. And if there is one thing I hate, it’s the cold. I don’t go to a gym, most of my fitness happens in the house, and out there. In the cold. Walking, jogging, stairs and bike rides. Other than one jog in Florida, I haven’t done any of those things in a month. Tonight, that stops. This month there will be no excuses.
I’ve just invested in my first real winter jacket in years. I’m even thinking about going to get some real winter boots with treads – I can’t even remember the last time I had a pair. Those hikes I love to do in the summer? I am going to learn to love them in the winter. I am also going to focus on eating right – no need to fall into the trap of the normal holiday pigging out.
I hope that I can inspire you this December to make goals, and stick with them. We don’t need to wait until January to set the goals, we can start NOW.
Speaking of inspiration, I am SO excited to announce a great giveaway, thank you to Sport Chek. As you know I have been a part of their #MyBetterMVP program for a couple of months now. They have been helping me stay motivated with their support, and now they want to celebrate you, the reader. They’ve sent me a $100 gift card to give someone who has been inspired by me to find their better. I hope I have done that for a lot of you!
So here is how it’s going to work:
Step 1 ~ In a comment below I want you to tell me how I’ve inspired you over this past year. Have I inspired you to change your eating habits? Start getting in shape? I don’t know if anyone knows how much I appreciate hearing that I can help make a difference for someone else. It provides ME with inspiration and motivation too.
Step 2 ~ Over the next week I want you to sit down and think about what steps you can take this month to help stay fit and healthy. Will you take the no excuse vow? You will tell me your goals and your weeks accomplishments in next week’s post.
Step 3 ~ I want to know what you would use your $100 Sport Chek gift card for. A new pair of running shoes? A winter running outfit? Hopefully something that is going to help you continue your journey to find your better. You will also tell me this in next weeks post.
On top of these, I would love it if you would also follow me on Facebook if you don’t already. I have a goal of really being active on the page to stay more connected. And if your on twitter, follow me there as well (@ThatMomTweets)! If you are going to follow along with No Excuse December use the hashtag #NoExcuseDec.
There are so many people out there that motivate and inspire me. Other bloggers, friends, and certain people who may not even realize they do. I hope that I can continue to inspire you!