Refiguring Plans and Rewards.... Yet Again
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Happy Wednesday Spark World!
I made it to the gym again today. Felt good - but I really had to drag myself! I got home and made my poached egg and green smoothie, hopped in the shower, then laid down for a 40 minute nap before running off to work.
After some thought about the subject of yesterday's blog (lack of drive) I think I have come up with a plan. I always manage to come up with these plans but they do not stick. I need some goals and some rewards to keep me going. I need to stick with the basics. I don't know if I will be dedicated enough to continue tracking calorie, as I have not been that dedicated lately.
So I think for a couple of months I will try eating well 25 days a month and workout at least 4x a week. Eating well as in feeling like I made good choices for the day. No tracking calories, just going by what I have learned over the years. I may track this on my running calendar with highlighters or something. I will reward myself for each month. If I reach BOTH goals I will get a reward. Whether it is a new purse shell (I have a Miche purse - they are pretty dang cool!), or a new outfit, or new workout clothes/equipment. I will set the goal before the beginning of the month, each month, this way I know that my reward is something that I will still be able to get (not out of season or something).
I really hope that being a little bit more diligent with my eating, but not to the point of tracking calories, because I just don't anymore. Some days I will, sure, but that will not be what I rely on. I think during the next couple of months I will probably learn a lot. Hopefully I maintain my weight (or lose!!) and hopefully I find that I've lost some inches. If this works I will continue that way, if it doesn't work, I will revise! For this month I am on track with my workouts and I have had 2 splurge days.
I am going to get my next 2 workouts done the next 2 mornings then we are off to the ocean for the weekend. I hope to still eat well while we are there - not binge on fried food or chocolate. No french toast for breakfast followed by chicken strips and french fries followed by pizza and ice cream. I will remain conscious and I will allow myself to enjoy some foods I haven't recently, but I will not allow myself to go crazy for 2-1/2 days!
So, here we go - on a new plan again.
**reward this month will be a new Miche shell :)