Tuesday, February 19, 2013
As promised, here is my official "Goals" blog post...
My main goals are simple - I want to get healthy and look healthy. As for how to get there, well that's a bit more complex.
Right now my nutrition goals are about as simple as my main goals. I am trying to cut out one quarter of the junk food in my life. For me, that's a fair portion because I LOVE my junk food. As of today I haven't had any soda in two weeks and for the most part it's been pretty okay to do without it. There have been times when I've been tempted but it's mainly when I've been out and getting something to eat and since I mostly stay at home with my boys, I don't do that a lot. Now, however, it's hard to ignore the soda in our kitchen (we recently had a birthday party for my eldest son's birthday and so we bought a couple cases for that occasion). Still, I'm holding strong and haven't touched any. Instead I've been supplementing with Crystal Light (Cherry Limeade or Raspberry Lemonade) and water flavored with orange slices or cucumber slices. I've also been eating more berries (Strawberries and Blueberries), oranges, and salads to help increase my vegetable and fruit intake. I prefer veggies and fruits raw so I'm taking advantage of that.
I'm going to the gym six times a week. Well, I was and then I got a chest cold that made it hard to breathe and so I haven't been in a week and I'm DYING to go back; tonight in fact, lol. Thankfully my gym has a pool and so I'm planning on swimming tonight instead of doing my usual weights-then-elliptical/treadmill workout. I've been told that it's a full-body workout but I've only felt it in my lungs and my arms and those two parts could definitely use the strengthening.
As my body gets used to the changes, I'll definitely be upgrading my nutrition and physical fitness plans but if there's anything I've learned over the past few years of trying to lose weight it's that I need to learn the meaning of "baby steps" and take things slowly.
Wish me luck! And if you want to be my personal cheerleaders and let me do the same for you, let me know!