Sunday, January 06, 2013
I feel like I am always posting that I am starting again with some grand plan to do it and then fall off the wagon. REPEAT.
When I really think about it, it isn't starting again, it's like pressing reset.
As humans, we get into routines. They are comfortable and work at some level so why change them? Sticking to the same routine all the time basically puts our brain into neutral and we go through life not fully engaged. It can also lead to depression. Your brain is a muscle too and it needs to be exercised.......so what does all this have to do with me you might ask?
I am pressing reset and going to shake things up a bit this month. Yikes!!
My goals are:
Eat clean most of the time. I have been experimenting with some recipes from Clean Eating and all that I have made have been yummy. The area that I need help with is my snacks. I eat too many processed snacks. Those 100 calorie packs are great if you pick the right ones, like almonds or raisins.
Also need to add in more veggies
Vary my exercise routine more. I've been in a rut lately.
Hubby mentioned that he wished there was a rowing machine at his gym and a
went off. There's one at my gym and I used to
it! It's great for toning your back. I haven't done it in months. I am going to add in one rowing machine session each week.
Also my next block of training sessions is coming to an end soon and I am going to take a month off after that. I have many of the workouts that we did so I can continue to do them on my own.
My By the Numbers team has an easy exercise challenge that started with doing 10 minutes of exercise a day last week. This week's challenge we are taking your daily average from last week and adding 10 minutes per day to that. What that means for me is:
My average last week was 59 minutes so I will be shooting for 69 minutes each and every day this week.