Thursday, December 02, 2010

Losing

December 2 Writing.What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?(Author: Leo Babauta)

I decided to tweak this one a little bit, because I am not a writer of anything more than this silly blog, so instead of the word “writing” I am changing it to “losing.” What do I do each day that doesn’t contribute to my losing – and can you eliminate t? Every day I do 2 things that don’t help me lose the weight I want to lose.

The first one is drinking water – or not drinking water, as is the case here. I do not get anywhere near the recommended water intake for Weight Watchers (or any other weight loss program.) I probably drink 2 glasses of water a day, unless I am working out, and then maybe 3. I have a water bottle sitting next to me the entire day, I just don’t drink it. Part of the problem is that I am always teaching, talking, or doing something else, and taking the time to stop and take a swig doesn’t ever occur to me. I need to fix this. Any suggestions?

The second thing that is not helping me LOSE is my attitude toward mornings. I need to get out of bed, get on the bike, and get it over with. I have trouble fitting in my exercise in the afternoons/evening, so getting my fat butt out of my warm and cozy bed to do a workout would be the best solution. Do I do that? Nope. I need to, though. But I’m so tired! Any suggestions?





1 comment:

Sarah Shellock said...

Hi Jane! I have never commented on here but recently started following your blog religously (I even have it bookmarked!) I am certainly no expert at losing weight--I am actually pretty good at losing temporarily, but then always put it right back on (plus some more). Right now I think I have had a breakthrough with my whole attitude towards eating. Due to the pregnancy this is the first time in my whole life that I am not supposed to lose weight and am actually allowed to gain a little, which is kind of scary but has given me a new perspective.

Anyway, you are doing awesome! I am so impressed that you are sticking with the program and getting such amazing results.

I do have some insight into the water thing. I was never good about drinking water until my tour in Iraq, when I really had to force myself to stay hydrated. I would put a bottle of water on my desk in the morning and force myself to drink it before lunch--if I didn't sip it slowly then I had to chug. Then I would do the same thing in the afternoon and when I would work out. Even now (a year and a half since my return), I am an avid water drinker and get more than the recommended amount each day. if you just force yourself a little at a time it will become habit.

As for the morning workout thing, i struggle with it too! I know I need to get my lazy ass out of bed, but it is so tough. Good luck!