Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Movin' on up....up the scale, that is. I'm up a pound and a half. What the heck? I've been tracking! Not doing great, but tracking. Must be that time of the month. Plus lack of water. Haven't done great with that goal. To recap (yes this is going to be a snoozer of a blog post):
Goals from last blog:
-Drink water at work, plus at least one glass before breakfast - better, but not great. I have a morning glass, and I do have a waterbottle at work... but I'm not back to my 8 glasses per day yet.
-Pack lunches and snacks so I don't end up eating trail mix from my desk drawer - doing well.
-Pre-plan dinners so we can have groceries ready and can start re-stocking our freezer with leftovers - done for the last few weeks!
-Track my food, either beforehand or as I'm eating. Ideally before, so I can plan ahead. - getting better. Took one break from tracking over the weekend when we had company, but back on it.
-Get some kind of scheduled exercise at least twice next week - did! I'm 4 "runs" back into my learn-to-run program, and went to yoga at the office last week too.
-Continue working on getting sufficient sleep - not doing great on this one. Stupid exciting George R.R. Martin book. Seriously, I haven't read a fantasy book since I was like 14... but man this series has sucked me in! I'm getting at least seven hours each night, so I'm not skimping that much, but I still feel tired all the time.
So I'm making progress, even if it's not measurable. I think I'm taking the right steps. I'd still like to add some strength training into my routine, and I think that will help get me jazzed up and feeling like changes are happening, too. Three runs and two or three strength sessions...? Sounds like a lot to jam into a busy schedule, full of commuting. Maybe I can do my strength AFTER dinners...? That would make it a lot easier to fit in. I'll try.
I'm still feeling sickly - in fact, I took today off work. I had a wicked headache this morning and got a nosebleed after all my noseblowing - that was the straw that broke the camel's headcold. So I stayed home. I need to focus on water and sleep for the next little while until I'm feeling more myself again. And ACTUALLY get more water and sleep.
Goals til the next blog:
-More sleep: start getting ready for bed at 9pm, so I'm zzz-ing by 10.
-More water: a glass in the morning and at least 1.5 litres at the office. Limit to one decaf coffee per day.
-Pre-track all food, and adjust as necessary. Keep my calorie budget in mind. Aim for higher protein foods; make some higher protein snacks so they're ready to go.
-Stick to my 10k learn to run program like glue
-Add in strength training 2x/week
That enough? Let's go!