I reached back into my blog archives to find a format that I used to use to help me stay on track with my weekly/daily plan. It's time to reinstate tools that worked in the past. I was sitting here wondering where people find motivation to keep going. Week after week, I simply cannot get myself to get up and move. I give myself credit for going to Zumba Tuesday, but I couldn't motivate myself to go again on Thursday. My Walk at Home DVDs are collecting dust. I have a workout program on the PS3 that I started and completed three workouts. UGH!!
So, the answer to my question is dig deep, the motivation is there. You've done it before. Consistency feeds on itself. All you have to do is get started..and keep getting started.
My goals around nutrition:
1. Limit junkfood. Don't swear it off because that isn't reasonable. But love yourself enough to measure single servings.
2. 5 Freggies/day - mostly veggies.
3. Stay hydrated - usually not a problem for me unless I'm really busy.
4. One healthy plate for dinner. No seconds. Surprise! This continues to be a weakness for me. I need to practice mindful eating. Eat at the table, without the television. Slow down, taste that food. Drink tea after dinner if I'm still craving more calories.
Let's start slow with a minimum of intentional movement at least 3 times per week. I can pick Zumba, Walk at Home, free weights, EA Sports program, walk outside, stationary bike. Yes, I definitely have some options. Just do it! You are one workout away from a better mood!!
Wear CPAP mask every night.
I have a daily appointment on my calendar, called ME. It's my time to Move and Eat. I'm going to take my sneakers back to work and treat this appointment as "must attend" instead of ignoring it.
Blog Daily. This is the best way for me to be accountable. I don't want to show up here and say I didn't work out...again. The excuses are hollow sounding and do very little to burn calories. So, let's leave excuses at the door and get to work, shall we?
I also think I'm going to unlink my Fitbit from Sparkpeople. Steps are cool, but fitness minutes, true fitness minutes are better for me. Fitbit fitness minutes are way over-stated. I know when I work out. Those are the minutes I want to track.
Week 2: 300
Week 1: ?