Wednesday, March 27, 2013
So I am trying very hard to do a few things:
-swim regularly (in preparation for a vacation with some avid swimmers)
-Run again (now that there is light outside and the dog is old enough)
-lose some weight I put on this winter (I gained 10 lbs in the last year and I'd like to lose 18 total)
-start looking into financial planning
-wake up early to jump start my day, rather than racing the clock
Here is the weekly workout plan, that has to shift to accommodate real life of course:
-"run" or jog every morning for 45 minutes. Go from walk/jog to full running. At least get out of the house with the dog no matter what for 45 minutes.
-Swim three times weekly (mon/wed/fri). Get to swimming a mile strait in a reasonable time limit.
-Yoga on Tuesdays (already do this)
-Strength training tues/thurs at the work gym (already do this)
-tennis lessons (if I can find something reasonable)
*If I do this regularly I should burn about 1.5 lbs per week according to the spark tracker numbers for these activities.
-I'm going to try to eat 100 carbs per day. I'm usually way higher than this so it's going to be a challenge.
-Drink 8 glasses of water per day
-Eat 1230 calories per day (My base, according to a pretty sophisticated calculator is 1730 so a 500 cal reduction per day is 1 lbs lost per week)
-Take my thyroid meds every day (I'm terrible at this!!!)
-Switch to half and half with no sugar rather than the coffeemate stuff.
-have a Saturday "cheat day" to eat out ONLY that day to save money and calories and general laziness. I can't make Indian food as well as our local place, and I don't want to give it up!
-Wake up early. Every few days wake up a 10 minutes earlier. Right now I wake at 6am and my goal is to make it to 4:30.
-Start investing and being more thoughtful about how money is spent
-clean the cat box daily, even if it's technically Scott's job.
-Practice German 4 times a week with duolingo.com
-Study something for work (LEED, Engineering, etc) 4 hours per week
-Make calender (DONE 3/27/13)
-Make appointment with financial adviser
-Arrange things at night to make new plan easier (pack clothes, prep coffee, set out lunches) (DONE)
-Make a bunch of low carb food for breakfast/lunch/dinners (DONE)
-Get pool pass at both pools (DONE)
I think it's a pretty ambitious but if I slowly work towards the goals, I know it's totally do-able!! I love the summer and the sunlight, so I think this is the time to start getting out and enjoying it! I'm excited. Now I'm off to get recipes and ingredients.