Starting over and being kind to myself for setbacks.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
We just returned from an awesome vacation with friends and family, but it seems that everything was centered around food and eating. It was the holidays, you know! Snacking, and no portion control. I am more successful at home, because I don't have those foods around and I plan ahead, measure everything, and do everything mindfully! While on vacation, we ate while we played games, visited, watched movies,, etc. . . Snacked, snacked, snacked. I know I have control over what I put into my mouth, but I really struggled, being in these situations (but really did love every minute I was with family and friends). I made sure I ate plenty of vegetables and drank at least 8 glasses of water each day, but the other choices were poor. I gained 8 lbs, OUCH!!!. It's ok though, I am getting right back on track today! I can lose that 8 lbs and keep on losing. I am excited for a new day, where I can get back on track! I'm also reminding myself right now that I don't have to do all of this in my own strength! Why that didn't hit me while on vacation I don't know. Lord, give me the wisdom and strength to continue to make healthy changes daily.
My goals for 2013:
1. Track food daily. I haven't been very consistent this past week!
2. At least 30 minutes of cardio every day and strength training 2 days per week.
3. Continue to drink 8 or more glasses of water per day.
4.Plan meals ahead of time, that is when I am most successful.
5. Journal or blog at least 2 times per week.
I know all of these goals are attainable. An unofficial goal will be to be kind to myself, when I make a mistake. I'm not perfect!