Wednesday, January 09, 2013
I can't decide if it's been a long first week of 2013 or if the year is already racing by...
My first week stats are disappointing. Aunt Flo is visiting and I'm up 5 lbs. for the week. I know it's temporary, but I'd be lying if I said it wasn't disheartening. After hurting my back a week ago, I got sick this week. I haven't made it to the gym once.
I am working on increasing my hydration levels again. I'm trying to drink 16 oz. of water each morning before breakfast. I'm also working on making breakfast more nutritionally sound. My doc and dietician want me to have 10 grams of fiber and 20 grams of protein in my breakfast each day. It's kind of hard to get used to. I switched from regular yogurt to greek, and that helps, but I've still been short on protein pretty much every day. I might switch to a protein shake instead of water in the morning. Not sure.
Next week I also want to add in a 10-20 minute workout in the mornings too. Just something to get me moving first thing. I also need to look at taking a "wellness lunch" - I can take an extra half hour for lunch at work if I go to the gym. I just hate getting sweaty in the middle of the day. I prefer to workout in the evenings, but that hasn't happened lately so I need to make some changes.
How are you doing with your 2013 health plans?