Sunday, January 06, 2013
I do NOT set time-based weight loss goals. I know that my body will do what my body is going to do and I really can't control that. What I CAN control is what I eat, what goes on in my head, and how much I move, so my goals are based on those things.
I have a goal of a 100 day tracking streak. Yesterday was day 15. There are 84 days in 12 weeks so that means I will track my food every day. Even the 2 days in February I will be in Austin with the girls. That won't be pretty, but I'll track it.
I always eat a ton of fruits and veggies, so I will continue that. I will also continue to follow the Weight Watchers Simply Filling Technique. This focuses on eating healthy, actual food and minimizing processed, man-made stuff.
I will spend time each day engaging with like-minded people to help keep my positivity and motivation up. I will blog once a week. I will comment on the blogs of others. I will offer encouragement when I can. When my motivation wanes, I will remind myself that commitment is more important than motivation. I will take steps to show I am committed: I will go for a walk, blog, plan a meal, or go to a WW meeting.
I will schedule my workouts using the calendar on my ipad. I already scheduled the workouts for the coming week, looking at what we have going on as a family. I usually get up at 4:30 to do some positive brain work and have decided that i will do the cardio exercise during that time on days when I have cardio (Tues) and on days DD swims (Thurs). My strength training will need to be after work since I do ChaLEAN Extreme and don't think I can lift that heavy without eating first. I may try tomorrow. I can do cardio on an empty stomach but lifting as heavy as she wants me to, I think I need fuel.
I always set a monthly exercise minute goal, excluding the inflated Sparkpeople number that comes from my Fitbit. My January goal is 1300 minutes. I will get better about rewarding myself when I meet the monthly goal. I have no clue what my reward is for January. Probably a new piece of clothing, or some new workout shoes.
So, there is my plan!