It’s the beginning of Week 3 for the Do or Do Not Weight Loss Challenge. How did you do with last week’s challenges? Have you figured out how you’re going to track your eating? (I use the bodybugg website.) Have you cleaned out your kitchen of all the junk? (Mine was already pretty much clean, but I did toss out some candy canes — that no one was eating — and some leftover birthday cake from my niece’s birthday last week. I also loaded up on good-for-us food at the store this week.) Are you ready for this week’s challenge?
1. Exercise for a total of 30 minutes, at least five days this week. Yep, it’s time to get serious about that movement. You may not have 30 uninterrupted minutes, but make use of the little bits of time you can snag. Fifteen minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening is better than nothing at all.
2. Begin journaling, either on paper or on your blog, the emotional process of losing weight. This is more than just physical. If you don’t figure out the how’s and why’s of your weight loss, you’re only working on the symptoms, not treating the cause. You don’t have to journal every day, but do begin to spend some time thinking about the causes of your weight gain — and the emotional journey you’re taking as you lose — this week and jot down your findings about yourself.
Let me know how you’re doing so far. Enjoy this week’s challenges, knowing that you’re making positive changes in your life!
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.