Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I feel good. This year I really am determined to lose weight, even though I joined SparkPeople over a year ago. Technically, I started my diet with the new year, but the first week of the month was crazy, what with New Year's and all (especially since New Year's eve is my and my boyfriend's anniversary). However, despite not making it to the gym, I made a conscious effort to watch what I ate. The boyfriend and I planned all of our meals for the week. I packed my lunch every day, and stayed away form the snack bin at work. Last week I wasn't keeping track of everything on here, but I was keeping a log pretty consistently of what I was eating and of my blood sugar. I missed some meals but I've been trying. I figure if even I'm lazy or don't have the time to look up and log my meals into the online calorie counter, at least writing down everything I eat will keep my honest and aware of what I'm putting into my body. So far it's been working pretty well. Knowing that I will be writing down everything I eat discourages me from eating things I should. I did really well last week considering mentally I didn't feel prepared to start my diet/fitness routine. I didn't have my plan fully formed, and I was also waiting for my Fitbit to come in the mail. But even still, I think I did well and even lost 2lbs, which is very encouraging.
My fitbit came yesterday and I love. I feel like it is a great motivational tool and I love how it track so much for me. I pulled out my Gaiman Fitplan log book and have a plan set in place. I've decided to start slow and easy this time. I know that at one point in college I was pretty fit, but a lot of time has place and I've learned that I need to start slow so that I won't be discouraged. I am following the Gamian plan set out in my log book, with a few variations, and starting out like a beginner. For the first month I will be doing 3 days of cardio and 2 days of strength training that revolves around 4 basic exercises. I will also focus more on how I feel that the number on the scale. I actually want to try not weighing myself for at least 2 weeks.
Also part of my plan to make this time successful is my goal to write at least one blog entry a week, eventually moving up to two entries a week to help keep myself on track.