Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Hello, I am am doing the Fall 5% Challenge, I have dusted off my scale and finally got all my daughters stuff out of my exercise area. I have wiped down my stationary bike and total gym now that I can get into the area. I have also dug out a few Wii exercise programs that I haven't done in a while. My exercise plan is basically to get in my 10,000 steps a day and to add different exercises weekly. I will keep switching things around so I don't get bored and my body doesn't get used to a routine. My nutrition plan is to say in the calorie range that Spark has set for me.
I also plan to get in more freggies,also my doctor told me to get a little more lean fiber in my diet. I cleaned out my fridge and kitchen of junk...this was met with stiff resistance from DH and DD. I for see things finding thier way back into the house thanks to them, so I also will get some healthy snacks for myself so I won't cave.
My daily plan is to make sure that I have a healthy breakfast shortly after waking up, this will help keep me from grazing later in the afternoon. I also think a daily to do list would help keep me better organized and open up more time for exercise. Making weekly menus and building a stronger support system will go a long way in helping me achieve my goals.
I want to lose this weight so I can be healthier. Less weights means my heart and lungs won't have to work so hard. It also means that my knees won't have to carry around so much and I have no doubt my lower back would feel a lot better. Then there is the vain part of me who wants to look good. I want a waistline and I don't want my butt and thighs to jiggle. I have a dress that I fit into but Iwould like it to fit where I do not look like a 10 pound bag of potatos in a 5 pound bag.
In order to accomplish weight loss I must also face and admit my triggers. I am an emotional and stress eater. If I feel sad, angry, bored ,lonely are am stressed out I EAT...maybe I should say continously graze. Now I am sure you all know that I don't go running for the celery and carrots, oh no not I. The number one all time best stress food in my world is ice cream.....it doesn't even matter what kind as long as it is ice cream!!!! Chocolate is another trigger food....can't just have one bite. I am thinking riding my bike or stationary bike (if weather is bad) is a better way to handle sadness and lonliness, and my total gym is a good way to handle stress.
My diet and exercise plans have failed before because of..........me. I let things get in the way, my husband or my daughter wants me to do something so I drop workout to do want they want me to do. I change the healthy meal I planned to go to something my family wants because they claim I don't make anything they like any more. I let thier moods affect my self worth. I let........ those are two very powerful words. The first thing I need to do to turn things around is to admit my responsibility for being where I am. I need not to take other peoples bad moods personally or as a sign I have done something wrong. I do not have to change the meal I had planned...I am the one cooking and heck it's better for them also. If I am working out and someone wants something well....they can do it for themselves. The main thing I need to do is to learn how to love me. More to come