Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Snowball In Spring

Mostly when people talk about things "snowballing," they're referring to bad things, such as:

I just started flirting with my secretary, and the next thing I knew it had snowballed into an affair.

or

I was shopping for one pair of shoes, and before I knew it my shopping trip had snowballed into a thousand dollar credit card bill.

However, my Spring Snowball is a good one.

It started at the beginning of this week, when I decided to be totally dedicated and focused until my summer beach trip. It's an 8-week, down-to-the-wire attempt to try and get really comfortable with my body size and shape.

It started with one meal. One workout.

And it's snowballing into a habit of healthy living.

I've been really happy with my progress thus far. The scale shows two pounds of weight loss. Of course, I haven't actually lost two pounds. But I probably have gotten rid of some of the excess water and bloat that's usually a result of refined carbohydrates and too much salt. Overall, I'm feeling great. Accomplishments (so far) this week include:
  • Resisting the urge to drink too much wine at a friend's house
  • Eating a protein bar instead of a tempting "cheat" meal
  • Sticking with clean, wholesome meals
  • Avoiding refined carbohydrates
  • Completing--and adding to--each daily workout

4 comments:

Lola said...

Good to read! Keep up the great work on your 8 weeks to a beach body :)

Cory said...

Congrats on the habit! Keep it up!

Meghan said...

Isn't it great when that happens? You sort of dip your toe into the pool and then next thing you know you're swimming around like a pro in the deep end! Congrats on the healthy habits!

JOY said...

What a positive post!

I loved reading it - hope the snowballing continues as I am sure it will.

Keep up the good work.