Thursday, May 28, 2009
*** When your mind is made up you don't have to debate. You say NO, I don't want any cookies because you know it's not in your plan. Your mind is free to think about other things."
When you hear self-discipline do you think of all negative thoughts, self-deprivation, denial, misery?
Well I guess that's how I felt at first too but I now realize that I NEED routine in my life.. .especially when everything is stressful. I love working out, I am doing better at eating right (I have been cooking a lot of healthy things like spicy chicken/potatoes, chicken stirfry from SCRATCH!), and studying 11/hrs per day or more.
The problem is that I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO OBSESS about weight loss, working out, arguments or any other useless mind-numbing things lol. I have decided that from now until things settle, I will set a calorie limit and stick to it. I will choose when I will workout and do my best to stick with it. And hopefully learn to live in the moment because I feel that sooo much time is wasted ruminating over " how much should I work out today, what am i goign to eat, will I go over my calories, should I eat those fries., etc" For now I need some discipline.
:-D so I can focus my mental power on PASSING and SURPASSING MY EXPECTATIONS ON THIS TEST!
oH BUT i DO HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS!!! I'm back to 148.4 this a.m. which puts me definitely under 150! YAY!
My plan ( Obviously at some point I will have to sacrifice some sleep to get going with this schedule. But the truth is if you don't start somewhere you will never start! :
Wake up and exercise at 5/6 a.m.
Eat breakfast 6:30 a.m.
Study 6:30-11 a.m.
Practice Exams 7-10
Sleep by 10:30
Calories 1250-1600 ( I added 50 cals to the end b/c sometimes I'm more hungry. My brain is eating up that glucose! )
Exercise- Whatever I can do. usually I do a FAST 3.5 mile run and try to burn atleast 300 cals. usually I do more.
Drink- Water and lots of it. Tea and coffee w/ splenda when I need it
Diet- I have been cooking at home. Eating more fruits and veggies
I know this is strict but hey it is what it is. The National exam is very serious and in the past 5 days I have felt unfocused and I NEED to get focused and serious. I will keep up my exercise. I will do my best to eat right (and I have been doing better at not eating fast food) I figure if I make a plan and stick with it I will get the results.... even if I don't constantly obsess over it!
BYE! Back to studying!