Friday, December 28, 2012
2012 has been a great year for me. I've lost a little over 20 pounds, I'm healthier than I've ever been, and I'm working out more. When I was 174 lbs, I never thought I would get to where I am now. I know, though, that to get to my desired weight, I need to do a little better, so below are my plans for January:
1. Eat cleaner/try a new clean recipe once a week.
2. Workout 5-6 times a week.
3. Sleep more (8-9 hours a night).
4. Drink more water (8-12 cups a day).
5. Incorporate Yoga or Pilates 1-2 times a week.
6. Be grateful.
**I say January because I am better with short-term goals. I hope to continue these for all of 2013.**
I struggle on the weekends and on holidays. I guess the lack of a schedule really throws me off which explains numbers 2-4. I think the best way to tackle those are to create a schedule for days that I am not at work. I hope to come up with one over the next few days.
Number 1 is a big deal because right now, I am eating whatever as long as it fits within the calorie range. I would love to get away from processed foods entirely; however, I would need to be better at taking time out on Sundays to make meals. (I will be working on that too!) For January, I would like my breakfast, lunch, and snacks to be 100% clean. Dinner is a little different as I cook for both my boyfriend and I; he's picky. Hopefully, I can switch to 100% clean eating in February or March, but I'd also like to take my time too. It's a big change.
So, how do I begin clean eating? What foods can or cannot eat? Any suggestions? I will be on a budget, so any tips for that would be greatly appreciated.