Awhile back I posted here about my "8-8-08" plans to start eating better (a.k.a eating less) and exercising. Things went very well for the first week - I was on the treadmill every day, making healthy eating choices, etc. But, alas, after one week passed, I was already back to my old habits. I couldn't bring myself to get on the treadmill (it's so boring and, really, I just hate to sweat. I can't help it, it's true) I was pretty disappointed in myself, but not surprised, because that's how I usually wind up when I start something like that. Fast forward to a few days ago, when I was reading one of my newfound favorite bloggers, Jen at Daily Mish Mash. Her Aug. 24 post was titled 'Looking Fine by 2009'. First of all, I love Jen's blog. She is hilarious and fun! Not to mention, she is a huge Ryan Gosling fan, so you know she's good people. But, this particular post really struck home with me. I know that I need to lose weight/exercise/eat healthy, etc. But, I just can't seem to stay motivated to actually do it. I also know that it's unrealistic to say I want to lose umpteenbagillion pounds and wear a size 0. Ain't gonna happen! In Jen's post, she talked about getting healthy and looking "better". Not to aim for perfection, but progress. That sounds do-able. And, she proposed a challenge so that we can support and motivate each other as we work towards this progress. I'm determined to give it yet another go. I'm not on a diet, I'm just going to try to make more consistent healthy eating choices. I'm not saying I have to work out everyday like a madwoman (because I certainly would never do that), but, I will strive to get on my treadmill three or four days a week. My 39th birthday is tomorrow, so this will be a good time to get started. So wish me luck again. And, be sure to check out Jen's blog, I know she will make you smile.
P.S. I'm using this handy-dandy, free website called www.myfitnesspal.com to help me keep track of my progress. It lets you record your daily food intake and chart your daily exercise. I tend to do a little better when I make myself write down everything that I actually eat, it guilts me into being a little more accountable.