Saturday, June 22, 2013
I decided to try the Spark Solution summer challenge. I tried the program before, but didn't make it the whole two weeks. I'm hoping that I can do better this time, knowing what I am getting into. I do have some specific fears and anxieties about it and thought if I wrote them down, I could problem solve.
1) money. We are broke and out of groceries till tuesday which is payday. I am living out of the pantry till then, so I cant really go grocery shopping till tuesday night or wednesday morning. I can make the breakfasts, the lunches, and monday nights dinner from what I have in the pantry. Tuesday night I will have to be creative. We have fish, so I think I will substitute a fish dish. then I cant spend a fortune on groceries. I'm planning a costco supersize trip, so should be able to stock up for two weeks, without the fresh stuff, which I can get in short inexpensive trips to the store.
2) time. Next week, I have time in the evening to cook and prep but the week after, week two, I will have a fitness class in the evening and need to get dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less. I might be able to take the week off from work, which would be ideal.
3) work outs. this is what killed me last time. I need to just do it. I have a plan. Treadmill intervals in the morning, water aerobics or lap swim the second week, bike to work. The last two depend on the weather and don't happen in the rain. I have a work out buddy. I'm thinking that it might work better if my work out buddy picks me up, that way I can't leave her sitting at the gym. strength training is another issue. I'm not very good at it. again, I have a work out partner, who while do it if I suggest it. Again, I need to do it. And not half way, but full throttle energy.
4) family sabotage. last time, they eat my snacks and brought junk food into the house. I'm going to have a nice little talk with each of them individually and ask them to one- stay away from my snacks, or at least leave me enough to eat, eat what I make for dinner or at least try it, and let my time be my time, not driving you around everywhere.
5) accurate counting. I struggle with tracking, and measuring food. I am committed to weighing and measuring before I track, or tracking and learning the right amount.
I really need to get going with the day, I need to do laundry, clean the kitchen, go for the week next week and mow the lawn.