Monday, December 31, 2012
There's nothing like a new year to make everything seem more possible. I've been thinking about what has worked and what hasn't worked in the past:
1) counting calories every day and exercising most days works, setting big goals like running a marathon doesn't work
2) coming up with a meal plan for the day works, "going with the flow" doesn't work.
3) weighing myself no more than once daily works, not weighing myself at all doesn't work.
4) being firm with my husband works, allowing him to help me binge doesn't work.
5) eating healthy and clean works, eating for a certain calorie limit rather than quality of calorie doesn't work.
6) staying active on SP works, not taking the time to be active and thus spend "me" time doesn't work.
7) being active naturally works, forcing myself into a gym setting doesn't work.
8) keeping food interesting works, eating the same thing every day doesn't work.
9) setting small goals works, expecting it to happen on its own doesn't!
1) log calories on myfitnesspal and use my treadmill at home - don't make any plans to run races until I feel ready and WANT to race!
2) prepare meals in advance so that I can take food to work every day, eat a SMALL breakfast and SMALL lunch and leave room for dinner...have a back-up plan of I don't feel like cooking dinner - a quick egg omelette with veggies rather than dialing Dominos.
3) weigh in once a day no matter what! But once I get that weight, move on!
4) maybe get my husband on the healthy train rather than fight his splurges all of the time?
5) eat fresh, organic/locally grown as much as possible.
6) I love reading in bed before going to sleep...take10-15 minutes to check in on SP!
7) this year I'm done with school and I need to find ways to be active at home on my days off instead of watching tv or reading: building a garden is one goal, building an area for egg-laying hens is a second goal. I think the garden can certainly happen this spring and I'd expect the hens closer to the summer.
8) make at least 2 new recipes a week out of my fertility cookbook! Find good, healthy staples as back-ups.
9) buy a calendar and hang it up where I can review it each day - write in the week's exercise plan, meal ideas by day, etc.
What's YOUR plan?