How are you all?
I am challenging myself this weekend. I signed up for the Memory walk for Alzheimers set for this weekend. My grandfather has the disease and so that was the major motivator for my participation. Other motivation factors are that it is a team from work--so Its a function that I should attend and two, it's an opportunity to get some major exercise in. I committed to 10 miles. I am going to do it! I am so excited. My co-workers on the team think I'm crazy and they won't commit to it! I don't care if I have to walk alone, in the rain up a hill in 5 degree weather in a snowstorm with holes in my shoes... I am doing it. I want to get into the best shape possible!
I also using a response I received in another forum as a motivator.. I'll explain: I posted a little something on the maintainers forum about my motivation and why is the weight loss so slow when reaching goal. One of the gals suggested rather than focusing on the scale, I should pick something else to "goal for". By focusing on the new goal, I won't concentrate compulsively and be so obsessed with losing the last 15-20 lbs and the lbs will work themselves away without my noticing! That makes total sense (in my mind anyway). SO, this winter, I plan to start running in preparation for a marathon. We'll see. BUT if the plan works and I focus on that goal, my metabolism with pump up and I'll eventually lose the remaining weight without being so obsessed over my food effort. SOOOO... That's my new goal. I thought I'd start out with this walk. Whadda ya think? I'm excited. My feet on the other hand...well, we'll see how I feel on Sunday!
I'll let you know how I did!!