Monday, November 14, 2011
Now that we are in the autumn season and soon to be winter it's a good time to get back on track with some goals.
Water, Exercise, Sugar, Sleep
1. Water - There was a time when I wouldn't end my day without drinking my daily requirement of water. Then I made a stupid decision. I allowed the scale to discourage me and I lessened the water intake because I got instant results. Believe me, I know it was stupid. The impact sure had a lasting affect though and the struggle to drink enough water has been a plague. But I'm armed and ready. In fact I sitting here tying this blog with two 16.9 bottles of water (1/2 of what I need for the day).
2. Exercise - 2 hours used to be nothing. I'd wake up in the morning and get in 45-60 minutes and then another 60 minutes or more later that day. Somewhere and somehow that desire went away. I think it's partly because like mentioning in #1. I was so into that scale. I would get on it everyday. Twice or more a day. If it didn't go right then the mental thought of what's the use would come and I just didn't want to keep up. But I'm so unhappy with the loss of strength that I said to myself, I have to get back on track and keep this up because the lost of endurance is a struggle. Exercise programs I could do 5-8 reps of I struggle just to do one. What I've learning is forget the scale. Once a week is enough but I may not even do that.
3. I went on a sugar challenge last month and learned other ways to sweeten my foods. I almost tried sweeteners like stevia and truvia, but I'm just not comfortable with them personally. Instead I tried honey, agave and maple syrup. The winner: Honey! I don't like the taste/aftertaste of agave syrup and maple syrup, though really good, is too expensive to be a main sweetener. When I do need 'sugar', I use the less processed, organic kind.
4. Sleep - This one got off track again too. It affected by exercise schedule as well. I wouldn't want to get up 1 hour early because I went to bed too late and I wouldn't want to exercise after work because I was too tired. If I had a personal trainer at home it would be different but I don't.
My goal is Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday to hit the sack at 9:30 pm and on the other evenings by 10:30 pm. I have evening Bible Classes at church on Tuesday's and Friday's which is reason for the later time and Saturday well that's just because and I can still get in 8hrs of bedtime and morning exercise before Sunday School the next day.
That's what is new.
Thanks for reading and feel free to comment and share how you're doing.