Log my foods, eat below my calorie max, drink my water, eat my veggies, all the usual stuff. I'm also going for no refined sugars and only 31 grams/7 teaspoons of unrefined sugars per day. Yesterday, I stuck a teaspoon of pure honey in my mouth during a sugar craving and that did the trick for the whole day.
My other goal for April is to ask myself every morning how motivated I feel, because last week, I didn't even bother to act like I cared about how I was eating. I figure if I ask myself, then argue with myself if I don't like the answer, I can admit to trying right from the beginning. At the very least, it's a practice in mindfulness that I haven't been doing.
Another goal for April is to change up my goals for the last 2 weeks of the month. Does anybody else have a major End of the Month Fizzle Out?
I got myself a BodyMedia armband. I've only had it for 2 days, but so far, it's been very motivating. It only tracks my calories burned and sleep hours, but between it's trackers and SP trackers, I feel more accountable with my calories in. I'm also discovering that I don't sleep as much as I want to believe I do. According to this new "I was made to call you out" machinery, I only slept 4.5 hours last night. Yikes! I think I lay awake thinking a lot, I think. I need to make the effort to meditate. I'm already laying down, so you'd think it would be easier, but not if you think like I over think.
Also, I'm not Sparking enough to keep me distracted from binges, so the goal is at least 10 minutes every day, even if I know I won't get to all the blogs and teams I want to.
One more: I need to schedule days off from exercise so I don't end up overtraining, but a lot of exercise does wonders for my mood. My mood enhancing days off need to be worked on. I haven't made specific goals for that yet. Do you have suggestions?
Hey, have a fantastic month, friends!