Monday, September 02, 2013
Yesterday I thought about the upcoming hurdles going back to work will put on my path. Here's the list:
I won't be able to attend my favorite 7:45 a.m. water aerobic class.
I will be more tired at the end of the day, especially the first month.
I will need to deal with lunch away from home. The school microwave is never clean so it will need to be cold lunch.
Less time at home for meal planning, cooking, tracking, Sparking, etc.
Did I say that I will be tired?
Here's my plan for jumping the hurdles:
Tired --- set a bedtime and get 6 hours of sleep.
Exercise --- 200 minutes a week. NIA dance Monday night; Water Aerobics Wednesday night; Water Aerobics 7:45 a.m. on Saturday. Strength Training 2X before or after work.
Lunch --- mini crock or thermos for hot meals. Cooler with fruits, tuna fish, cottage cheese, yogurts, salads, or other healthy options. Prepare lunch the night before.
Meal Planning --- Set a weekly menu. Shop on the weekend and do as much prep work as possible. Keep frozen meals and frozen vegetables on hand.
Spark Priorities --- Track Nutrition First. Encourage, write and read blogs, and participate on teams secondly. Check in daily.
Fun --- Try something new once a week. (New recipe, exercise, book, activity, game, etc.)
"My goal is to make this lifestyle something I can do for the rest of my life!"
"Get excited about your life." ~ Dr. Phil
"I'm a size strong!" ~Special K Ad
Just Try - Explore (Thanks Jules)