Tuesday, November 03, 2009
I'm exhausted, probably due to daylight savings time and having a one-year-old who doesn't understand the clocks have been changed. All I want to do right now is crawl into bed. But then I remembered I committed to tracking my health and I've chosen to use the wonderful tool of Spark People to help me do that!
Three goals that I chose to track are:
1. Drinking Eight-8oz of water
2. Track my Food
3. Track my miles walked/calories burned
Well, I can say that at least the goals are in my mind and having set them makes me think more about them, even if I didn't actually accomplish them. I do NOT drink water. It's not that I don't like it, it just doesn't usually cross my mind. But I do have to admit to being AFRAID of drinking water. I feel I'm already tied to the bathroom and I don't want to live in it from drinking a lot. I know I need my body to adjust to it but it's difficult for me. So for today I got two-8oz in. Not good but better for me!
I tracked my food. Did I eat perfectly healthy...NO! But I did stay in my guidelines! It was hard to make healthy choices when there was TONS of halloween candy sitting around. Thank goodness for the bite size chocolate bars!
My exercise goal for right now is to walk 1.5 miles six days a week and increase that weekly. After being sick Saturday and Sunday with the stomach flu I didn't want to push it so didn't schedule it in my day. I did take the kids outside to play in the beautiful fall weather and my 5-year-old asked if we could take a walk. So I loaded up the 1-year-old in her stroller and had the other two walk along side me. I thought the little legs would fizzle out pretty fast but I was wrong. We were able to go on a pretty good walk and I was able to feel some accomplishment!!
I'm looking forward to this journey! It's not going to be easy but I just need to take it one day at a time and remember two basic principles...EAT LESS, MOVE MORE! That's really all it takes. Sounds simple but the follow through is NOT!