I have a trainer named Erin who is my personal Jillian Michaels. She's pretty amazing. She has a big heart and she's very encouraging, but I know she won't cut me any slack. That's actually really nice. I don't need slack. I've had enough slack. I'm done with slack.
Erin and I meet twice a week. I'll admit I've given her some excuses, but I'm pretty straightforward with her as she is to me. I trust her. She trusts me. I need to really trust myself now.
That said, there are some things I feel I should update on are some commitments I really want to make to myself for my health that I can refer back to when times get a little tough or busy or what have you. Excuses, excuses - screw those. I rely on that way too often. I think it's time for me to grow up, and I'm realizing that I can still have fun while doing that. I just have to make the right choices. Here we go.
+I am committing to choose one day a week where I allow myself to have whatever I want to eat.
+I am committing to have fitness goals once every quarter. (Upcoming: Warrior Dash.)
+I am committing to take necessary steps to start the process of becoming a Nia instructor by September 15.
+I am committing to take dancing lessons in the Fall. (Salsa, swing, belly dancing - we'll see!)
+I am committing to not become obsessed with the number I see on the scale but rather celebrate the way my body feels when I move and treat it properly.
On my birthday, I hope to have lost 5 inches from my waist. Doing this means that my risk for heart attack is decreased significantly and I will be 2 inches away from being at a healthy waist measurement. Hopefully, those 2 inches will follow quickly. I'm counting on it.
Also, let's not forget that my brothers and I have a bet at Christmas. I'm getting nervous about that, but maybe that's something I need. I hope I win. God knows I could totally use the money! Oh, and for those who don't know, I got 3rd place in my Biggest Loser Challenge with my friends. $100 went straight to groceries - the healthy kind, of course.
So... here's to my life. You know, in saying all of this, I'm asserting that my life is my own. It's important to take ownership of something that can affect others. Let's do this.