Getting Back to Basics!
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Since the week of Thanksgiving, I haven't really been doing well. I certainly haven't been using the nutrition tracker and my trainers have a slight layer of dust on them. I was sucked into the vortex of family drama and have been stress-eating my way through it all.
A few days ago I came to the realization that 1) said stressful family members have left the house and all residual stress is dwindling away, 2) I reeeeeally don't want to pull the "I'll wait till January to start over!" like I have soooo many times before, which leads me to 3) I need to get back to basics.
As such, I thought I'd start by listing what exactly my goals are. I'm not talking long-term goals because I can't handle that right now. I'm not ready. So I'm focusing on what my goal is for the month:
- I want to be in the 260's by New Year's Eve. Ambitious? Perhaps. But doable if I stick to what's worked in the past and hold myself accountable for the next four weeks? Absolutely.
In order for this to happen though, I need to do the following:
-Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night
-Eat clean and track. Every. Single. Bite.
-Cardio 3-5x/week and strength training 2x/week and track!
-Drink at least 2 Nalgene bottles of water (equivalent to 8 glasses)
-Take my vitamins every day (I'm terrible at remembering to do this)
-Stay active on the site because it motivates/inspires me
I've never been one for daily blogs-I can't even TELL you how many times I've tried to keep a daily handwritten journal. Seriously. It's a little ridiculous. But I think if I can do it for the next four weeks it would just help keep me accountable.
That being said....today (December 1st) I tracked all my meals, which hasn't happened in quite a while, so this was a step in the right direction. I've been having a tough time sleeping lately and thus ended up sleeping through Zumba this morning. I did, however, have a little cleaning frenzy today for about an hour, but I think the fitness tracker was a little too generous when it calculated the calories burned, so I only tracked 30 minutes. It's better than nothing, but I'll be aiming for at least 30 minutes on an elliptical tomorrow.
Now off to work on that sleep thing...