Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I started back on SparkPeople about 3 weeks ago. Things were really going good in the beginning but I had some distractions: sick kiddo and kids home from school due to the weather. All of this made it hard for me to really get started. I need consistency in order to commit and the distractions made it hard because no two days were alike and I was being pulled in a lot of different directions. Stupid excuses, I know. But I also need to add in the fact that I am trying to dig myself out of a pretty deep depression ditch. Today I started with 4 things to do: wash dishes, do laundry, tutor (my side job), and go to my daughter's band meeting. I set no eating or exercise goals because I felt like if I couldn't do the basic living things there was no way I could do much else. So far, I have washed dishes and done some laundry as well as watered my plants, drank water, and applied for a couple jobs. Small steps but they are something. These little goals are what I need. So my plan is to set a few small goals to achieve in the next two weeks, by the end of January, and see how I do. I need focus to be able to keep getting out of bed each day.
Goals for the next 2 weeks:
1. make smart food choices
2. exercise for 15 minutes a day - goal is 500 exercise minutes for January!
3. do 3 household chores a day
4. write down one positive thought everyday
Today's positive thought: I can do it, one day at a time.