Monday, November 1, 2010

Good-bye sugar, hello healthier me!

The time has come to take drastic measures once again. And today those drastic measures would be. . . giving up sugar for a month, once again. (With the exception of Thanksgiving, which will be my official cheat day.)

I've been doing really great with weight loss in the last few months. I haven't really talked about it here because I didn't feel comfortable doing so, but today I'm going to open up and talk about it. I was doing great over the summer, eating more healthfully, cutting down on my sugar intake and exercising quite a bit.

However, my progress has stalled in the last couple of months. In September it was because I wasn't careful enough with my eating, even though I was still getting a good amount of exercise.

Last month it had to do with finding it an extremely busy schedule and not being able to find time to fit it in. Commuting shaves an extra hour off the time I have available each night. I know that I willingly made the choice to move so far, but having that extra hour gone is still hard. The problem is that it gets dark so stinkin' early, and I was enjoying utilizing the Jordan River Parkway, which is only a short distance from where I live. That is until a friend from my ward begged me not to go on it anymore, especially by myself. So now I'm not sure where to go to exercise, it's colder outside and it's just about dark by the time I get home.

I know, excuses, excuses, but it's the truth.

But, I set a goal for myself some time ago, and I fully intend to reach it. I may have temporarily lost sight of it, but now it's in front of my eyes again, and I'm going for it! This means somehow I have to a) find somewhere I can exercise for an affordable price, b) find the time to exercise and c) get back on the healthy eating wagon. I know it isn't going to be easy, but I'm committed. I'm determined to see this through, starting with giving up sugar. Wish me luck!


Sarah Roberts said...

That's awesome, Tammy! In my weight loss adventures, I've been pretty successful (it would be mostly if only I ate right!) with the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred - a 20 min. exercise that works everything! It feels really good and I like how it's only 20 min. Anyway, just a suggestion for ya! Good luck!

Kyle and Lacey said...

What a great goal, Tammy Faye! I hear you about trying to find time and somewhere to exercise--it can be a real challenge. I recently discovered that has full-length workouts. Trainer Cindy Whitmarsh has some that kick butt! So that is what I have been using during the colder months. Good luck with the no sugar--you are a stronger woman than I! :)