It’s all about the little things.

I’ve had a pretty exciting last two days!

Because I’ve tried to lose weight in the past and have been relatively successful sometimes and less successful other times, I decided that I should analyze my different attempts and see what works and what doesn’t.  Makes sense, right?  Does it feel like this is all just guest, test and revise some days?

Anyway, one of the biggest obstacles that I’ve found that I’ve had in the past is that if I get too focused on the numbers, it kills me.  It’s fine when I’m loosing weight, but if I have a bad week and the numbers are up, I feel defeated and begin to self destruct. 

My solution?  Focus on the NSV more than the numbers.  After all, I did committ to living a healthier lifestyle and not to become a prisoner of a scale.  With that being said, I will still be weighing myself, because it is important to know your numbers, but only much less frequently. 

So my NSVs of the past couple of days?

  1. I cooked with tofu!  I’m definitely cooking a lot more and trying to push my comfort zone.  This means trying new things!  Yesterday night I passed up an impromptu dinner out with some friends at my favorite Mexican restaurant to make a stir fry instead (Cheese, sour cream, chips, and all you can eat chips?  No thanks).  It turned out wonderfully and I still got to hang out with my friends when they got back.
  2. I ran 4 miles today!  It was super slow…but I did it!
  3. My final NSV is that this is probably the longest I’ve been able to stick to a really great exercise schedule.  I love it, and can’t imagine life without it already.  It should be interesting to see what happens when life gets crazier during the academic year.  I’m hoping that I’ll be able to train myself to understand that working out is just another thing I HAVE to do, like homework or eating or breathing!

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