January 15, 2010

Workin' hard or hardly workin'?

For some reason, that question — a fave of my fifth-grade teacher — popped into my head this morning. He'd ask, "Are you working hard or hardly working?" any time he saw one of us staring out the window or otherwise not doing what we're supposed to be doing.

If I'm honest with myself, I'd have to say that when it comes to weight loss, I've been hardly working lately. Yes, I've been doing better since the New Year started and I adopted my "Just do it" theme ... but not good enough. Yesterday, I bought not one but two bags of little vanilla sandwich cookies from the vending machine at work. (I think those are one of my trigger foods ... can't seem to stop at just one.)

I still don't track every bite I eat (though I have been tracking more regularly).

And I haven't been working out the way I should. I do, however, think my legs are getting more toned just by virtue of wearing my Skechers Shape-Ups the last few weeks. (I'll take it!)

It's time for me to start working hard instead of hardly working.


  1. well for starters, the main point here is while you may be slacking a bit, you know it! And you're going to fix it! Also, youre tracking more so thats a step! just take the next step! lastly, do those shoes really work?! i feel like they dont! well I know you are able to fix this good luck!! :D

  2. I was just thinking this morning that after about 15 days of wearing them most of the time, my legs do feel more toned ... Could just be wishful thinking, though.

  3. Don't be too hard on yourself. Progress has somewhat of a forward and backward movement to it, and we do still benefit. Besides, the less-than- perfect days make us feel really great about the good ones!

  4. That is true. I need to remember that ... Thanks!