Saturday, September 15, 2012
Well, it is time to get down to business and write out the part of the challenge where I write my 12 week plan. I have thought about this for days - ever since the challenge was posted. Where do I begin????
First of all, I guess I start with the most important part of this whole journey and that is with the sensible healthy eating and the most difficult part. I struggle most with the veggie and fruit part of my diet. I WILL incorporate more veggies and fruits into my daily diet, shooting for a minimum of 5 each day. There are so many veggies that I do not like and it is time that I found ways to fix them that I will eat them. So it is time to research and find ways to fix them so that I will eat them.
I am on a new team this year - the Forest Green Pixies - and they drink a lot of Green Pixie Punch. Now I think I will pick up on that and start to drink them and see if I can get more veggies and fruits that way. I use to drink more smoothies and don’t know where I dropped off having them daily. So out will come my Ninja and back to the smoothies and green punch.
I have gotten away from weighing and measuring my food to be accurate about the amounts that I eat. My ‘guessing’ about the accuracy is probably waaaaaay off and that is so dangerous. So out will come the food scales, measuring cups, and measuring spoons. Everything that goes on my plate will be measured and my portions will be ACCURATE.
Next will come my exercise. I love my water aerobics which I do 3 times a week faithfully. That gets me 150 minutes of aerobics and water jogging. I am thinking seriously of uping that to at least 4 days a week, maybe 5 I also plan to get out to the WalMart or Sams or Lowes and do some more cart walking. That is great. But I want to see if I can improve on being able to walk on land more. So each day, I plan to get out and walk up and down the driveway until I can start to walk up and down the block. I figure that I can add more distance every few days and build my strength.
My dedication to my team will be endless. I am experiencing being a team member instead of a leader for the first time in a long time and am thoroughly enjoying it. I will be a PIXIE with glowing wings and hang out on my branch with great dedication to all my team mates. I will do my part to make this a great team. I will participate in all the challenges and do all the requirements to all my ability.
I sat a goal at the beginning of this round. I have my heart and my eyes concentrated on that goal. I intend to do all that is within my power to reach that goal. This is a promise I make to myself and I cannot break that promist.