Thursday, January 24, 2013

Celebrating the Non-Scale Victories

I'm all about the number on the scale but sometimes, well, all of the time, I need to also focus on the many little changes that I've been making which aids in that number trending down.  Today I'm linking up with KTJ and Lex to celebrate my non-scale victories this week.
~ I've been craving chocolate or some type of equally bad for you snack and I haven't given in.  I haven't made any excuses for myself as to why I deserve it, want it, need it etc.  If you knew me, you'd understand that I'm really good at talking myself into believing these dumb things when it comes to food.  For the past two nights when I was really wanting a snack I decided to just focus on making my healthy lunch for work the next day which helped take my mind off it.
~ I am joining a gym this weekend to incorporate exercise into my routine.  I'll be adjusting my work schedule a bit to not interfere with Olivia's schedule so I can work out super duper early in the morning before work.  Sneakers have been purchased, not I just need to treat myself to a cute workout outfit and a gym bag.
~ Food - more specifically cooking.  This week I've been focused on cooking really tasty but healthy dinners.  My normal routine when I leave work is to put Olivia down for a nap and then start dinner.  This gives me plenty of time to prepare and make something good.  This week we've had baked fish and roasted veggies and sweet potatoes, salad and roasted chicken. 
Head over to KTJ's blog to link up and share your non-scale victories for the week.  Seeing the number on the scale move is great but when it doesn't it's really important to help yourself stay motivated and what better way to do that than to brag a bit about changes you're making to help you along the way!


Lex LB said...

I'm so glad you joining KTJ and myself for NSV! I'm glad you finding things that work for you!!

Katie J said...

That is awesome! That takes some definite willpower passing up the chocolate! It is great that you've made plans and are committing to joining a gym. Congrats!

The Unlikely Runner said...

I just read your guest post over at Callie's blog and it was so touching. I am so very glad that you found The Lord in your life and that you have had such a wonderful mentor and a great church to feel at home at. I send prayers to you and your family as you all continue on this new and wonderful and exciting journey! May God bless you richly as you continue to live for Him and serve Him. The Kingdom of God is blessed to have your family.

SEL said...

Great job on being healthier! I love going to the gym. It's like it became a refuge for me. I looked forward to going every single day!

Get it girl!

Anonymous said...

Hey Laura, I am hopping over from the NSV link up! Great job on avoiding the temptations

Boo's Basket said...

YAY for NSV ! Sometimes they are better than the scale moving !!