Recently I took updated weight loss progress pictures. I have to admit that I'm pretty happy with where I'm at right now. I'm not where I want to be quite yet, but at the same time I'm happy where I'm at too. I think this is a very healthy attitude to have, but...
In the past I've had a habit of back-sliding when I get to this point. I've been at this size (whether you measure by clothing size or weight) 3 or 4 times in my adult life. Every single time I have yo-yo'd back up. I've never made it past this point. I don't have any idea what's on the other side for me.
It starts with a little slacking, a little feeling like I don't need to work 'quite so hard', a little rewarding myself with peanut butter cup ice cream and it has always ended the same: re-gained weight, letting my fitness level slip, and a frustrated me. Self-sabotage plain and simple.
This time around I refuse to fall into those same old patterns. I refuse to get complacent and backslide simply because I'm feeling good about where I'm at. This time around instead of getting lax and travelling the same slippery slope of my past I choose to push on. I want to see where I can go from here.
To shake things up and keep myself focused at the same time I decided on a No Repeat 30 Day Fitness Challenge. My challenge to myself is this: From Monday February 27th through Saturday March 31st (taking Sundays off this is 30 days of actual workouts) I will workout 6 days a week and I will not repeat a single workout the entire time. Every workout will be something different. I'll be focusing mostly on my fitness DVD collection, which is vast. I will also be tracking my food Monday through Saturday each week (I won't take Sunday as a cheat day, simply a day to take a break from tracking). For accountability I will blog or vlog with the details of each day, most likely posted as weekly re-caps.
I need the accountability and focus right now; I want to guard against my prior bad habits. Spring and summer are right around the corner and I want to buy a swimsuit for the first time in over 6 years!!
My focus is not weight loss, but on consistency and avoiding boredom and complacency. I won't be weighing, but I will post my beginning measurements and ending measurements for the challenge.
I will blast past this stuck point that has tripped me up in the past! I choose to push on and make progress. Fitness is forever.