I’m not doing this to fit into my wedding dress, no not at all, considering my major fitting is on Monday! I feel blah! I don’t like how I feel, how I look in the mirror and how lazy I am. Something has to change. I need a different tack.
Last night it came to me, I’m a planner and a visual learner, so therefore I need to go forth and plan. In the darkness of my study, I made a grid, it started on Thursday (which is today) and goes for a week. I listed the exercise I planned to do for each day, had a box underneath which is blank for me to fill out the duration of time I did it for. Under that, I have another box, it’s called “lame excuses”, which, if I don’t move at all that day, I have to write my reason why…..because indeed, it will be lame, and will seem even more so if it is written down there for me to see.
Then I hit the scales, I weighed myself (though I’m not overly fussed about this number) and then I measured myself too, which I will use as more of a guide for me. This also went on my little document, in black and white. And now it belongs on my fridge door. I also have one hanging in my office at work. Did I mention I also emailed it to a friend – I’ll have to answer to her now too!
They say it takes 21 days to start a new habit, this is day one. I feel motivated in my tracksuit gear today. I’m looking forward to all I have planned.