Wednesday, April 28, 2010
So my March kinda went down the toilet--my already serious back/leg pain got a whole lot worse. To make a long story short, it got a whole lot better toward the end of March, and I'm back.
With 9 days or so of successfully tracking my nutrition here, I feel comfortable posting that I'm back on the good wagon again. I'm in a Fit Camp now, to boot, and have a shiny new gym membership.
I planned a week's worth of meals that ended up lasting well into two weeks, which I'm happy about.
Things are improving and I have every reason to stay on this track. I'm reviewing what made my previous health kicks successful and what made them ultimately fail, hoping to really establish the good habits and jettison the bad ones this time.
Here are a few:
*Burnout from over-exercising (injury, in some cases)
*Lost momentum after week-long binge on a cruise
*Got tired of keeping meticulous track of everything I was eating, didn't come up with a new strategy to maintain my success
*Failed to plan meals, snacks and exercise in advance--especially important when out of normal routine
Previous good habit success-boosters:
*Drink 8+ glasses water/day to stave off food cravings
*Eat 5 small meals, with a fruit and/or veggie at each (easy way to get my 5-a-day)
*Follow the 80/20 rule (if you stick to your plan 80% of the time, you will see results--this is a safeguard against perfectionism and giving up)
Words to get healthy by:
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Every day you have a choice between the pain of discipline or the pain of regret--whichever you choose will be an easier choice tomorrow.