Beginning January 9th, I decided that I was going to get back to hitting 10,000 steps or the equivalent for each work week. I hit that goal but then on January 16th, our office was closed and I had Rush therapy for my allergies. Needless to say that I was not feeling like doing much that day after getting 10 shots. I decided I would not give in and hit 12,500 steps for the remaining 4 days of the work week. This week I decided I was going to try to hit 15,000 for a couple of days. I hit just under 15,000 steps and then the following day I did hit 15,000 and decided that since I was so close to 20,000 steps I might as well follow the Nike slogan and "Just Do It". I took each of our dogs for a short walk and wound up with over 20,000 steps that day and ending January on a high note. While I haven't made it back to the rec center for an "official" workout, I feel good about getting these steps in.
I also decided that even while I wasn't completely 100% eating on plan each day, I needed to hold myself accountable. I began tracking again using my Weight Watcher Application or online. If you are familiar with WW online, they now give you "blue dots" when you are within your Healthy Smart Point range. Mine happens to be 27-37 Smart Points. I managed to get Blue Dots 14 days out of the month of January. While that also does not seem like a big deal, it is for me. I tracked everyday, even when I was over my daily SmartPoints. I have not held myself accountable for quite some time, so even when I ate something that wasn't entirely on plan or point friendly, I tracked it. This was not easy for me. Even though no one else was going to see my tracker, it was not an easy thing to log whatever food I was eating in. Here's the deal...I have lied to myself repeatedly and I have let myself down. So this time, I am doing this for me. Not for my husband or my kids, but for me. I am trying to keep a positive mind and I'm also trying to focus on what I can do, even if it is a little bit at a time. Even if I'm keeping a turtle pace, I'll still cross the finish line.