but I am patting myself on my back. I am down 5 lbs from the stress-gained weight! Yeah, baby. I've been good about keeping my food journal and yes, recording the BS like the piece of cake I had for breakfast this morning (damn you Mother Nature - should've cursed men with PMS and chocolate cravings). SparkPeople suggests giving yourself a 5 minute pep talk each day so my inner voice kicks in around 30mins into my workout: "come on girl, you can do it - just give it 5 for minutes". do you know what's so great about that 5 more minutes? the song changes and I get totally pumped and ready for the next set of punches and kicks.
I am also proud that I haven't spent any money. Wait, that's not entirely true. I did donate $20 to Doctors Without Borders to assist securing medical supplies for crisis in Haiti. I now have $40 until next payday and I feel ok about it. I even received my consignment check in the mail a few days ago (a lot lower than I anticipated, but it's something) and I haven't even bothered to deposit it yet. I think I need to open an ING account and send it there so accessing the money will be extra difficult. hmm there's a thought.
ok - done primping and congratulating myself - back to work!