Staying motivated to complete health and fitness goals can be challenging for me. Mainly because I can eat Mac & Cheese with bacon, covered in queso and wrapped in a flour tortilla topped with shredded cheese and more queso. On the side I’d eat the skin from fried chicken, you can keep the meat, I just want that crispy fried goodness on the outside. I can follow that up with a handful of Oreo’s dipped in melted chocolate; white or dark, I’m not picky. I just love to eat food. I like my share of healthy food as well. I think the difficult part for me is knowing that something is bad; it makes me want it so much more. Like speeding for example. I know I am not supposed to do it, I’ve experienced the consequences from it, yet I still do it. What can I say, it’s the thug in me.
If only in life you could choose to eat healthy or exercise and whichever you chose would give you the same results. For instance, working out is easier for me than eating healthy. So if I workout 5 days a week than I should have the body of an Olympic athlete while still being able to eat Chipotle and Qdoba. Or, let’s say that I am good at healthy eating but I hate lifting my left finger to scratch my nose when it itches. I should automatically have abs for days!
Eating right and working out can be hard work and requires discipline. I know that technically if I eat right regularly than I don’t have to work out in order to lose weight. I mean, that is ultimately what will help eliminate the fat deposits (at least for me). The problem is, that I want to have muscles and run fast. That way if I ever get caught in a zombie apocalypse I know that I can fight those bad boys off and then run away from the rest of them as they chase after my nicely toned booty just hoping they can have a bite.
This month, I have set three fantastic goals related to my fitness. I’m sharing them with you today and will check back and let you know how I did. I know I can achieve these goals as long as I fight off those temporary mental battles. I must have self control! Like resisting the buckets of candy, cakes, chips, and cokes all over the place at work.
Without further ado, here are my goals for November.
1. Track my food Daily (even if it is a cheat meal) This helps me see how the bad food can quickly add up to a weight gain.
2. Workout 3-5 days per week. I have been able to do this for the last couple of weeks. Some days I have to force myself to do it. Literally ever thought in my mind is telling me to sit on the couch and watch the Real Housewives verbal assault one another. The good thing is, once I have started the workout, I am happy to be doing it. The hardest part is getting started.
3. No soda for 21 days. I may continue beyond that point but I don’t want to say that I won’t have it ever again because then I feel too restricted and I want to quit immediately. We have already established that some rules are difficult for me to follow. Even if I created those rules.
Feel free to join me this month and set some goals of your own, or, you can use my goals. I’m all about sharing and stuff. What are your health and fitness goals? What helps you stay on track and motivated to accomplish those goals?
Disclaimer: I am not a fitness expert, nor do I have any training in said field. I have done this research on my own. Consult a physician before making any drastic changes to your lifestyle. Also, the J-Law GIFs are not a coincidence. You’re welcome.