I found myself losing focus after coming back from "Oz". :) Kind of felt some finality about taping the show again, and lost a bit of that motivation from having such a HUGE goal before going back to NYC. I talked to Nancy about it and realized that I am a VERY goal oriented person! I need small and big goals, short and long term goals to stay motivated and keep my focus. So, we came up with yet another challenge! My next goal is to lose 15 pounds in the next 30 days!
I'm going to be doing Jillian Michael's "The Shred" for 30 days along with my same eating habits I've picked up these past 12 weeks. I'm still keeping it as lean and natural as possible. Eating less pre-packaged/processed foods, and eating more "whole", natural state, from the ground foods. Also, I'm using as little salt as possible and have found the beauty (and taste!) of Mrs. Dash and all her wonderful seasonings. :)
Today was weigh day, and I'm down another 3 pounds for a total of 51 pounds lost to date!!! By the end of my challenge I will be out of the 300's for the first time in so long I don't even remember!!!
Yesterday I did the elliptical for 45 minutes straight! It was incredible, painful, exhausting, and so very rewarding! I wanted to quit after about 30 minutes, but I just couldn't. Something I've taken away from The Biggest Loser is that you need to finish what you start. I set my goal for 45 minutes and I needed to not give up until I got there. :) I didn't keel over and die, I wasn't even sore this morning. So even though my body was tired, and my mind kept telling me to just stop, I'd done enough, I couldn't stop. :)
So if your goal is to walk, or bike, or whatever, set a time limit and do it! Whether it's 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, etc. just don't stop until you reach that goal. It made me so proud to have done it, and I know that you will feel so empowered by not giving up! :)
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