Monday, October 3, 2011

October's Mantra

I got this idea from Joanna at Diary of a Mad, Fat Woman.

My mantra for the month of October is COMMITMENT.  I chose commitment after reading Day 2 of 100 Days of Weight Loss.  As I blogged about last week, the book discusses whether you are committed to weight loss or interested in weight loss.  Interest slips away quickly versus commitment that means no matter what.

I also found this quote that fits my mantra perfectly:

~There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. ~

(Author Unknown)

I have already faced several issues where I had to decide if I was interested or committed and each time I chose committed.  For instance whether to eat a Jenny Craig meal or binge on Oreos.  I really wanted the Oreos but committed to weight loss.  Yesterday I didn't want to go to church but I forced myself to go because I thank God for putting me on this path to getting healthier and ask him for the strength to be successful.

My goal for October is to lose 5 pounds and I am committed to doing so.  I will eat my Jenny Craig meals the majority of the time and make smart choices when eating out.  I will continue to incorporate exercise into my routine and I will drink tons of water.

So what is your mantra this month?


Amber said...

I still love this idea and I'm trying to live by it myself. It seems to be working well for me so I really think I need to pick up this book and see what other positive things I can pick up from it. I'm definitely adopting it as my mantra too!

Manda said...

Great post... I was the same wave length this morning for the new month. I'm on the semi-committed. LOL. I'm kidding, I'm on the committed wagon. We can do this!

Bonnie said...

My mantra is to follow your mantra.....hahahaha.....your doing great in your choices girl....keep it up!!!!

Rachellabelle - My Hips Don't Lie said...

That's exactly it -- I am recommitting. I am going to forget the plateau I've been riding and just pretend this is a fresh start. I'm going to give it all I got and hope to lose at least 8lbs this month. We can do it!

Anonymous said...

Excellent, thoughtful post.