I took yesterday to reflect over my weekend. I was determined to do better with my tracking over the weekend. While I didn’t track over the weekend, I went back in on Monday and tracked everything I could remember that I ate (note to self: the paper tracker doesn’t do you any good if you don’t use it). I went blew through my Weekly Smart Points and every FitPoint that I had earned. Finding that out yesterday, I had to change the way I was thinking about it. I am really focusing on the fact that it is truly my choice. I made each and every choice for each thing that I ate over the weekend. I am proud of the fact that I tracked it. I am also proud of the fact that I have had a Dr Pepper sitting on my desk for 2 weeks now and I haven’t been tempted to crack it open. You are probably wondering why it’s on my desk and not in the fridge or put out of my sight…it seems to disappear when I put it in the fridge and it has been a test for me. I will probably soon move it off my desk, but I’m proud of what I have accomplished thus far by not drinking it. Honestly, I don’t really want to track it either. For 12 oz. of Dr Pepper, it’s 9 SmartPoints. Is that worth it? There are things that I would rather spend my SmartPoints on, so it’s not a good choice for me.
So, here’s the thing, I make choices every day. I am in control of my own destiny. Every choice may not be the one that anyone else would make, but they are mine to make. I don’t think I realized previously how freeing it was to realize that it’s my choice and my decision. No one is forcing me to eat badly, it’s totally up to me. I want 2016 to be my year and in order to do that, I need to make sure that I am making better choices. If the scale shows a gain on Thursday, then it is what it is and is only a reflection of the choices that I made this week.
Taking a minute to focus on new goals for February, I am determined to add strength training in some form to three times a week. I don’t want to just be satisfied with the minimum that I can do to hit my goal. I need to step it up and believe that I can hit my goal. I know there will be times that I will get frustrated and I will want to give up, but I want this. I just need to make time to make it happen. Happy Tuesday friends!