This week’s excuse on Biggest Loser was “I don’t want to leave my comfort zone.” For the longest time, my comfort zone was comforting myself with food. Food was where I hid myself. The feeling of euphoria I got from stuffing my face.
On January 1st, I thrust myself out of that comfort zone. I made a commitment to myself to eat healthy and to embrace fitness and activity. I have enjoyed myself so far. Sure, there have been days where I woke up and I was like “ugh, I don’t wanna work out.” There have been days where I just wanted to lay around and watch tv, days where I wanted to sleep in an extra hour on my day off instead of getting up and getting in my first workout for the day.
2 weeks ago, I moved myself out of the comfort zone I had acclimated to with my exercise routine. All I was doing for 2 months was workout DVDs and my Your Shape fitness game for my Xbox. Sure I have a good little library of workout DVDs that I can rotate so my body isn’t doing the same thing day in and day out…which keeps the plateaus at bay. I started a vacation from work. I had no plans to go anywhere; it was just 16 days off from work. So, my plans were to work out as much as I could and to make the best of the time I had given myself. And I challenged myself to lose at least 4 lbs before returning to work. Within the first 11 days, I had already lost 5 lbs.
A week after going on vacation, I pushed myself out of yet another comfort zone that I had fallen into. I was doing great with my eating and with cooking healthy meals for myself and with making good choices with food substitutions. Last fall, I did a fruit/veggie/juice cleanse (can be found at www.jointhereboot.com if you’re interested in trying it). I had decided when I first started this journey on January 1st that I was going to do the cleanse again and that March would be a good time to do it. I figured I’d need the little weight loss boost that the cleanse offers. When I did it last fall, I lost about 8 lbs in the 12 days I stuck with it. I’m planning to stick with it for at least 11 days. This Sunday marks day #11 for me and when I wake up on day #12 I will decide if I’m going to continue until day #15 or not. It all just hinges on whether or not I’m craving cooked food…and meat.