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60 Days to Go [or time to buckle down]

Monday, March 04, 2013

Today marks the "2 months to go" mark for our Disney vacation. To date, I have not lost any weight since I re-started on January 1. Clearly my half-hearted attempts are not working. So, I am going to do what I do best, and lay out a detailed plan lol.

60 days (8 weeks) to go.

My weekly goal is to lose 2 lbs (per week). If I keep on pace, I will lose 16 lbs before we go-- which would make me a very happy girl.

I am still a newbie runner and I was doing really well squeezing some treadmill time in every other evening. However, the last two weeks have been crazy and I have not made it a priority. SO. My running goal is to run every other evening a minimum of 30 minutes. I know some nights I will cover more "mileage" than others, and that's cool with me.

I also need to incorporate some strength training/toning into the mix. I don't want to lose weight and still look flabby (which is what happened to me last time). I am limited on what I can do, as far as "weight lifting" because of the lack of equipment. So, I will use my cute purple 3 lb dumbbells every evening and do some arm toning. Planks, pushups, squats, etc. These don't require equipment...so they will be my go-to exercises.

Insomnia issues. I have some OTC sleep aids that have worked for me in the past. If I take them a few nights, that usually helps my body readjust back to a "normal" sleep schedule. So, I will start taking those tonight through Thursday/Friday and then HOPEFULLY, I am back to sleeping at night.

And last but not least....the food intake issue. NO MORE LATE NIGHT SNACKING. That's one of my biggest issues with insomnia. I get bored. I snack. Something sounds good. I snack. I can always justify why a snack is a good idea lol. No more! Also, PORTION CONTROL. This is my other MAJOR downfall. If it's good, I just keep eating. And then I am sick and don't feel good. And then I am mad at myself for doing it. But, I just keep the cycle going because I never fix it. Smaller portions of healthier choices is my plan.


Hopefully this plan helps me stay on track as this trip grows nearer. I want to know I gave it all I could to look better/feel better. Otherwise, I have no one to blame but myself!
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MRS.DOYLE 3/5/2013 4:09AM

    You can only succeed with this plan!!
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KATYMARIA 3/4/2013 7:39PM

    You can do it! It is great to have a goal that is just around the corner like that, really helps you stay focused! I find tracking really helps as well. It makes me think twice about late night snacking when I force myself to also have to report it to myself!

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JULESJET 3/4/2013 7:20PM

    Good Luck! You Can Do It!

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LEANIE64 3/4/2013 4:01PM

    I think your plan sounds great..and your having a goal in the end..well that helps. Just take each day as it comes..renewing each morning as you get awake ..then visualize what your going to eat for the day..and your exercise..Don't look too far ahead..just keep an eye on today..Blessings to you for your success !! emoticon

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