Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I have spent considerable time with the assignment for the 5% Challenge (Summer) of listing 3 or 4 reasons/excuses for why my diet and exercise plans haven't been well executed in the past and on what strategy I can utilize to keep me on track for the 8 weeks (hopefully forever). I'm sure smoke was coming out of my ears for this one. After sifting through all the minutiae in my brain it comes down to one thing - time management. I need to make time for food, make time for exercise and make time for me. How do I make time? I spend less of it chatting on the phone, watching
TV, playing video games and the myriad of other nothing things that make my days disappear without having accomplished anything. I NEED STRUCTURE!
So I shall plan my meals. This will keep me from reaching for the quick fix, which always, always consists of things I shouldn't eat.
I shall schedule a half hour of fitness in the a.m., a half hour of fitness in the p.m. and a half hour of gardening as part of my self-imposed lunch hour (I work from home).
I shall climb the stairs to my bed every evening before midnight. After midnight is when I tend to play video games, and then guess who's tired and cranky the next day and doesn't function well? I shall then also rise and shine at 7:00 a.m. no matter how much I want to stay cocooned.
Last but not least, I shall save my evenings for Sparking, running to the store for fresh foods and maybe do some knitting on those evenings when my hands need to be kept busy. I will NOT watch TV other than the news so that I can speak intelligently with others about current events.
What is going to make me stick to the schedule? A burning desire to lose weight, experience the state of being in control, and I so want to be in control, and most of all, to be a good puppy!
GO DAWGS GO!!!!!!