Then, a lovely shot of what I see every morning as I'm sitting at my desk at work.
Okay, now to the real meat of the post; as you all know, as I've (ashamedly) told you, I have forty pounds to lose. I'm pretty disappointed in myself, since my first job was as a receptionist at Weight Watchers which I kept for seven years. Prior to that, I lost 35 pounds during the summer before I went into the ninth grade, so I already know what I need to be doing.
There's something about getting a little older that makes you start to slow down and get complacent, and I really hate that. So, Saturdays will be my "weekend update" of my continuing journey to get back down to a weight where I'm comfortable and feel much more fit.
I'm training for a 5K in April, so that will help some, although I've hit a wall the past couple of weeks, which one of my cowkers told me to "suck it up and get over it." I wish she was my personal trainer, because I'd probably already be where I need to be. I've also told myself that I my second tattoo will be my reward for losting 20 pounds, the halfway point, and I want it so badly that I think it'll be a pretty good incentive.
So, I'm not going to post what my actual weight is, until I get to where I want to be, because I'm a little ashamed of that, but I will post weekly updates regarding how much I've lost and what I've done that week (exercise, eating, recipes, etc).
My goals for this next week are:
- Get to the gym at least five times (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and either Saturday or Sunday).
- Avoid whatever junk food is brought into the office next week.
- Pack a well-balanced, bento-style lunch every week day.
It's my bento lunch set!! From Ichiban Kan!! The bag is adorable! Here's my lunch from Friday:Larger container: Tofu steak from Mizuho, bean sprouts and carrots, edemame
Smaller container: two corn tortillas (we were out of rice).
So, join me on my journey. I'm going to be as up-front as I can possibly be without humiliating myself;).