Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Since my last blog on Friday, I've continued to struggle with eating and exercise. Instead of being upset about it, I decided to make some goals for May. Hopefully, these goals will put me back on track with my healthy lifestyle.
1. Attempt to limit gluten to 1 meal a day 5x a week.
I think this is a good starting point as I've felt a bit overwhelmed by the gluten issue especially when eating out. However, at the grocery store, I try to stick to organic and gluten-free items, so I am doing somewhat better with this.
2. Limit eating out to 3x per week.
It seems like my boyfriend and I eat out all the time especially on the weekends. I've noticed that when I do eat out, I don't always opt for the healthiest meal, so I'm hoping by limiting the carry out, I will eat better.
3. Drink 8 cups of water per day 5x a week.
I've been doing much better with this one. Again, it's the weekends that I crave soda and juice instead of water.
4. Either calorie count or log meals 7x a week.
I'm working on getting back to calorie counting even though I hate it, so that's why I've decided to add the option on logging my meals too. Also, I added it for when I eat family meals that I don't have the nutrition facts for. I need to become aware of the food I'm putting in my mouth.
5. Exercise 4x a week.
Lately, the idea of exercising sounds great, but I just don't feel like doing it (thanks, gluten). To get back on track, I've decided to start small. If I choose to do more, great! If not, that's ok too.
6. Be more active at work 5x per week.
I have a desk job, so I'm pretty inactive for 8 hours of the day. I'd like to start getting up every hour for 2-5 minutes to stretch or walk.
7. After waking up, stretch for a couple of minutes 5x per week.
Recently, I started stretching after waking up. It wakes me up and makes me feel good.
I've decided to not to add any goals pertaining to the scale or tape measure. This month, I'm going to begin loving my body how it is. I'm going to rely on how I feel. I think I've been focused too much on a number and beating myself up for not getting there. That's only hurting me, and it's no way to live.
Right now, seven seems like a lot, BUT I feel confident as many of them are small. I'm just going to do my best, and that's all I can ask for.