I need more accountability - so I'm going to try using the blog and our followers as my accountability partners. What do you say - do you think you guys are up for it?
Weigh in days are Tuesdays and over the course of the summer I have gone to exactly one Weight Watchers meeting to weigh in. All the other weeks I have been weighing in at home using the Wii Fit. I'm certain that it is not as accurate as the scales at the WW meeting but at least it is giving me some idea.
I am not proud to say that last week I was over my points by close to 70 and I did not earn any activity points. :( So ashamed of myself! I have some excuses - it was my birthday week, we went to dinner, there was cake and ice cream - but really I did not budget well and stopped caring that I was over points. I didn't stop tracking, which is a plus, but I did stop caring about what I was eating/tracking which is a minus.
I got on the "scale" this morning expecting a gain and hoping it would be less than 5 pounds. I was shocked when it said I hadn't gained anything. I stayed the same weight as last week. I took that as a victory and even did a little victory dance. haha I vowed that this week will be different!
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Moving on from here - Busch Gardens Williamsburg decorates for Christmas in a big way and I love it! They also have an 8K walk/run through the park on the first weekend of December. My husband ran last year and I have decided to walk this year. I started training today - I know it seems like a long way away (16 weeks) but six miles is a lot for me and I need structure and a reason to work out. Tying things to the 8K should *fingers crossed* provide some much needed motiviation. I made a schedule modifying a half marathon training schedule I found here. I love that the program has plans for walking a certain number of minutes during the week and then for a certain number of miles on Sundays. I am hopeful that this way I will be able to keep it up once school starts next week. Also, I like that Mondays are "rest" days because I never want to go to the gym on Mondays. Is that just me?
If you need some inspiration or information, you can check out and follow my "Changing Life" Pinterest board here. Do you have any races coming up that you are training for? How do you keep yourself motivated to earn those activity points?