So there is not point to sugar coat the bumps in the road along my quest to a healthy life. In order to reach my goal I need to be honest and real about the unhealhty choices I have made. First off since graduation I haven't been focused on making healthy choices because I was in a transition phase of my life...trying to find a job and wondering how I am going to pay my bills. Well now that I do have not one but 2 jobs I don't have to worry about that. Now its time to focus and create a plan that will allow me to reach my goal. Ok well first what is my goal??
Create a healthy life style that incorporates proper eating habits and physical activity that correlates with healhty choices in order to obtain a healthy life style.
What would I like to achieve along with this goal-
Ultimately lose 30 lbs.
Lose 15 lbs by the end of summer-
How- Adding physical activity at least 4 times a week, tracking this progress, Along with healthy food choices/portion control
Tone and build more muscle, especially in my arms and stomach area-
How- Adding more strength training to my physical activity routine at least 3 times a week
Make healthy Food choices-
How- plan out my meals for the week incorporating healhty choices, fruits and veggies and using portion control, Track my calorie intake/educate myself about certain food choices that are healthy
Use my resources, ie. Sparkpeople, my journal, The gym, the great outdoors, Books, Internet,
How- Educate myself about certain healhty choices, Utilize the information and opportunities these resources offer me in order to reach my goals.
Ok so this is my little outline for what I want to achieve and how I am going to achieve it. It is one step at a time but I know I can do it. I lost 40lbs in High School and have kept about 25-30lbs of it off. I know I can do this. I need to realize the choices I have made in the past and how they are not doing me any good. For example my friend and I went to McDonalds yesterday and I planned on just getting a small Ice Cream, I didn't ...I indulged. My friend ordered food and I thought what the heck I might as well order some food too. I Consumed about 2000 Calories just from that one order. This is not acceptable in my eyes. At the time I am eating the food...it tastes great, my taste buds are exploding and its fabulous...then comes the after feeling. A sluggish, guilty feeling. Its like a little kid who knows he is doing something wrong but does it anyway. Needless to say I felt gross afterwards.
I don't want to feel horrible after eating a meal. I want to feel satisfied and energized. I need to focus more on why I am chosing certain foods and how I feel after eating them. At this point I am eating food because I am bored, emotional reasons and also cause certain bad foods taste sooooooooooo good, isnt that always the case? If I realize the reasons why I am eating certain things I will be more aware of my choices and ultimately I will begin to make wiser decisions.
I think one thing I should also do is document my journey. Keep a journal and keep posting blogs ...and I think I will actually take pics too. I think a visual of myself will add more of a reason for motivation to reach my goal. A constant reminder along with a look at my progress. If you guys have any suggestions send them my way!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Sparkers!!