Getting back on track
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Having a birthday seemed like a good time to reset my goals. I turned 53 on July 8. I've been pretty much in a holding pattern with my weight for quite a long time now, gaining back a little, losing it again, etc. I’ve never quite reached my second goal weight, and it's time to get focused again.
My eating is what’s holding me back. I do eat healthy foods, but the trouble comes when I also eat too much of the unhealthy stuff, which I've been doing more and more of. I don't believe in denying myself foods, but I DO believe that I need to eat those foods a lot more moderately than I have been. I also need to be more mindful of when and why I’m eating.
I have been keeping up with the exercising though, which I guess is why I haven't gained back more than a few pounds. I snow shoed all winter, as well as doing various dvds, and shoveling of course. This spring and summer, I’ve been walking, or walk/jogging, just about every day with the dog. I've been doing more strength training also, and mowing the lawn.
So, as I said, I reset all my goals and I’m keeping it simple. Having too many places to check into, or too many things to track, tends to get overwhelming and frustrating after awhile. I want to spend LESS time on the computer, not more. So for now, I’m simply logging my calories, water and fruits/veggies, and tracking my cardio minutes and strength training. I’ve made my own training schedule, and I’ve got SparkPeople’s nutrition guidelines, so I’ll go from there. I can do this!