Monday, April 01, 2013
Friends, please review what Ive got so far and help me craft a better plan. I really welcome your suggestions and feedback.
Goal one pound a week and continued improvement in fitness
Lent and Easter has been a time of reflection and renewal. So I have been doing quite a lot of thinking about my life in general about the things that I am glad that I did ( that I reaffirm and will continue to do) as well as the things that I have not done ( that I should have done) and I need to change those things. I will continue the daily quiet contemplation that has been part of my Lenten practice and will finish the list of things Identified as part of 40 Days Doing Lent generously. And I will use http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/ daily.
I will be mindful of how precious a gift each day is and I will use each day purposefully. One of my BLC teammates posted recently about an accident - things were fine and the next minute the world is turned upside down. I tend to live life as though I had all the time in the world and I put off so many things with good intentions of doing them in the future- and that applies to eating mindfully as well as exercise sometimes.
I will continue my fitness activities Thanks to our BLC challenges, I have started doing interval training on the elliptical and I can get in a really good workout in a shorter period of time. So my cardio goal is a minimum of 20 minutes (if doing intervals) and 30 otherwise 3 times a week.. Thanks to BLC I am pretty consistent with my fitness activities and I am definitely doing that much now should I up that goal? Am I going to have to dedicate even more time to exercise if I really want to see weight los??? Or is it better to set one that I see as a life long goal? ( which is the aerobic x3)
Nutrition UGH !!!!!! I started out strong here but I have fall off the wagon lately. I am going to renew my focus on healthy living
.but how am I going to do this?
Schedule the time
o For meal planning ( snacks, favorite lunch dinner menus), food shopping, packing lunches and prepping for supper
Track everything I eat and my fitness, too (I have gotten way too lax with this and it shows in lack of progress)
Remind myself each week how important organization is in all aspects of life. When I am organized I am MUCH more likely to be successful with my eating. Plan emergency meals, lunches and snacks
Continue to post with my Spark friends who provide so much support ant encouragement.