Thursday, September 17, 2009

What the ... And a Challenge

I'm not even going to discuss what happened when I got on the Wii Balance Board today. I'll have you know, I've been pretty good lately. I'm cutting back on portion sizes, I'm cutting back on sugary drinks ... although, I'm not as good as Rob on that one yet ... and I'm cutting back on sweet treats. I'm feeling pretty proud of myself. The Balance Board, however, is refusing to acknowledge this fact.

I'm not giving up, however.

Well, we've been going at this blog for a little while now, and I have to say, I'm really impressed with all of you. You're great!! And as a reward, I'm going to issue a challenge.

I'd like each of you to sit down and come up with a realistic plan, that you can stick with, for the rest of the month. You can allow for snacks or whatever else you feel you need to keep it real, but it should also stretch you just a little bit. Write that all down and post it somewhere in your house where you'll see it often. On October 1st, send me an e-mail and tell me if you accomplished the goals you set on that plan, and you will win a prize! Um ... I don't know what the prize is, because I just thought of this challenge, but I'll get back to you. No, it won't be something to eat. :)

You don't have to post your plan here, unless you'd really like to, but I'm going to post mine now because I need the accountability.

My goals are:

1. Kick the Coke habit. This will be hard because some days, it's the only thing that keeps me awake. (Adrenals are shot.) Anyway, I'm gonna do it.

2. Exercise every day but Sundays for the rest of the month.

3. Continue to watch the portions and the food choices.

Note - these are behavior goals, not weight-loss goals. If I were to say, "I'll lose four pounds," and then I get a lot of water weight or something, that's not really my fault and I can't punish myself for something I didn't do. However, I can reward myself for consistent, positive behavior.

And there you have it - Tristi's plan for the rest of the month. I can do it!! And you can too!!


Marta O. Smith said...

Sounds like a good plan!

Hey, how's that other plan going--the one where you eat breakfast?

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

Great goals! I'll do it too!

Jenn Wilks said...

I'm going to sit down and really evaluate what I can commit to, and then I will be back here later today and post it for the accountability factor. Thanks Tristi!!

Tristi said...

Breakfast is still hard, but I'm doing it more than I used to!