Thursday, February 3, 2011

Making It Happen in February.

February is going to be the month that I finally get under 200lbs! Yaaaaaay ME! I know this is going to happen because I believe that it is going to happen. Before today I  did not have the confidence in myself to believe that this could happen. All that is changing. For the last three days I have been trying out something to help motivate me to workout. 

I got a notebook and I wrote out what I want to happen. For example with my exercising, I write out the exercises that I want to do for the day. Then once I have done it, I write positive stuff to myself. Like for example I just completed my HIIT 15 workout for today. So I wrote in my notebook to myself. You did such a great job. I am proud of you!  Happy to see that you are putting in the hard work and getting things done!

It may seem cheesy but it makes me feel good to write (and read) good stuff about myself. I guess in a way I am extending the Hate Loss Challenge. I know it has only been three days but so far it is really helping me to stay not only motivated but committed. Because to be honest motivation only gets you off the couch, commitment helps you finish the race.  

Anyways, I just wanted to make a short post about this. Maybe someone else will find this helpful. I also write my goal weight for the month on the page. It is just a reminder of where I want to be by the end of the month. I set this months goal at 198lbs I am not weighing myself until the 15 February. This will be the end of my first 30days. I will post new measurements at that time as well.  So we will see how that goes! If anyone have any other tips of things I can do to stay committed please feel free to put it in the comment section. Thanks :D 


  1. Hi Shannie--I just found your blog today through Ellen. It sounds like you have such strong motivation and specific goals! Fingers crossed for you that you get under 200.

  2. Thanks Leslie :D I am trying hard. It's been a long time coming

  3. I'm still so very proud of you! It is helpful to write down notes. I used to carry a notebook around everywhere I went (now it's all on my phone) to jot down my food and exercise each day. I also wrote down how I felt as well. It's not cheesy so please don't think that! Believe that you can do it and you will!

  4. I do the same thing. I have a little planner, and I write out my fitness goals/plans for the week/month. It's a really helpful tool.

    This is your month!! You can soooo do this. =)

  5. Thanks for your comments ladies! I am happy that I am not the only one who finds this helpful :D I find with writing it down with a pen is easier for me than to use the notepad on my ipod touch i mostly dont do anything but listen to music with it