Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Getting a Grip

So, my last post - I guess I really did put a lot out there. I just reread it and I can't believe how MUCH I fucking said - lol.

Anyway - I had this notion in my head that I would let myself indulge through the holidays and so I did. And then the holidays were over and I started to count calories and I've done so successfully for more than a week. I've lost 6 pounds.

My goal is a total of 30 pounds - so that's 20% complete.

Admittedly, it's all been about eating properly and portion control ... very, VERY little about exercise. One fucking thing at a time - ok? I gave up smoking, I gave up casual NSA sex, I trained for and completed a half marathon ... and that all in the last 12 months.

So, I know about setting a goal and sticking to it.

I just really need to do one thing at a time. When I feel as though I've got a good grip on the eating thing, I'll be able to wrap my mind around the exercise thing. It will happen. Six pounds per month is really all I'm after.

Of course, the first six are always easy - I'll HAVE to go back to the gym to get the rest off - but hey - six pounds already and I'm done for January, ok?

I'm trying to get a grip on my time, my family life, my career and reaching a better balance - so, there's that too. I swear to GOD I'm not taking no nonsense into my 40s. I've 5 years left and I can't let life grap me by the ankle and body slam me at will ... I've got to be the one grabbing life by the horns.

More on the family, career, blah blah blah stuff later.