This morning I stepped out of the shower and onto the scale.
I held my breath (as if that would make a difference) and watched the numbers roll around until they settled on a number. I was down TEN POUNDS!
I let out a sigh of relief, because I have been working my butt off (literally!) and I was scared that it I wouldn’t see results. I’ve been counting my calories, working out at least three times a week and pushing myself to try new things at the gym so that I get smaller and stronger.
When I wrote the first Work Out Wednesday post my goal was to drop 20 pounds before the end of 2010. That was two months ago, and honestly I thought I’d be further along but I’m happy with my progress. Of course, the hard part is going to be keeping my weight down during the holidays… This year I’m staying in New York for Thanksgiving and I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner, so I’m going to have lots of leftovers to battle.
I know myself and it would be sooo easy for me to step on the scale after Turkey Day and see five additional pounds. Although I dont want to go crazy and undo all my hard work… on Turkey Day, I plan on eating!
I. Can. Not. Fall. Off. The. Wagon!
So, what’s a girl to d0?
I think I have to keep my fitness game on par, with no excuses/exceptions. I might have to become one of those annoying people who hits the gym on Thanksgiving day! I’m really hoping that being halfway to my 2010 goal will be enough of an incentive for me to stay on track. I’ll let you know how things go next week.
Anyway, how’s everyone else doing? Also, what do YOU do to stay healthy during the Holidays?