You may have noticed that I took a week off. I just needed some space to readjust. I’m still on track but a little bit more on autopilot than I’d like. I see the signs of flagging motivation and I need to revive my commitment to my weight loss goals. Debt reduction is barreling forward pretty much on its own. The only major thing on that front that I am gearing up for using a hefty chunk of my tax rebate to pay off one of my credit cards completely. I plan to use about $400 of the rebate plus $500 of my ING savings to just knock that one off. That will reduce the emergency fund back down to $1000, which is totally fine. I will probably continue to periodically use it that way to go towards my debt, never allowing it to be below $1000. After the debt is eliminated, I will allow that fund to grow indefinitely, so that it is a true emergency fund. Once I get to that point, I’ll figure out exactly how big I want it to be before starting on saving for a house.
On the other hand, I just haven’t felt really inspired to exercise. I am excited about it in theory, but in practice, I’ve been blowing it off. Not good. No more. I must get back to my goal of 4 days of activity per week. 1 day of yoga so far so I’m not completely batting zero. I plan on doing a couch to 5k run this evening which will bring it to at least 2.
In terms of my eating habits, I have been allowing too much junk to creep in. I’ve been tracking my intake (for the most part – I had a couple head in the sand days last weekend) but not making the best choices. I need to remember that feeding myself good food makes me feel much better than the crap that tastes good in the moment but lacks good nutrition.
So that’s where I am – past the “motivated” stage and in to the commitment zone. I’m so glad to have so many great support systems in place to help me. Checking in with the Ducks every day always gives me something new to think about, joining back up with the roadrunners will give me some structure to my fitness program, getting fresh produced delivered from Washington's Green Grocer keeps great food options in the house, and going to yoga at Tranquil Space keeps me loose and calm. Not to mention my fabulously supportive and inspiring Cute Man. He is on track and doing well! I have the tools, time to use them!