Assessment Day. Even the word assessment sounds intimidating to me. I was not too thrilled about this class. We get weighed, measured, our picture taken, and complete several challenges (i.e. how many burpees can you do in one minute). I have already mentioned how I feel about burpees. I'm hoping that by the end of this 8 week class I'll feel a little differently, maybe I won't dread them so much. Although I don't love getting my measurements taken or stepping on a scale, I'm excited to see what changes after 8 weeks. Is it weird that I am motivated by my future self? I want to be really proud of myself in 8 weeks, so I'm willing to really push myself and challenge myself.
We also set goals for ourselves. In an effort to really be held accountable and actually follow through on my goals, I'm going to share a few of them with you.
1. Be able to do 50 push ups
2. Have only one dessert per day (reduce sugar intake)
3. Prioritize clean eating, regularly
As you can see, a couple of these goals will be ongoing with no set end date. I need to be realistic with these goals. I've done this before where I'll say I'm going to clean up my eating. I'll tell myself no more chocolate, chips, or cheese for a month. I don't think I've ever lasted a day on that one. However, I always get excited about meal planning. It's easy to with the booklets we're given. They have meals and a sample grocery list included. I went to the grocery store the day after class and bought tons of veggies and ingredients for some of the suggested meals. See, this is the part I'm good at. I can plan to eat well and make great meals, but the follow through is the tough part. I feel like it will be a little bit easier this time with the moms in the class holding me accountable and ensuring that I keep filling out my food journal.
So far, I've made it through one day following a good meal plan and reducing my sweets intake. As surprising as it is, I feel so much better knowing I made it through the entire day only reaching for sweets once. Not actually surprising I guess. It's so much more rewarding to meet my goal than it is to eat that handful of M&Ms that's so easy to grab. We'll see how tomorrow goes.
My motivation for exercise and burpees this week: Make it fun!