This is the snapshot of me as I step off the deck after our 12-week cruise on the good ship BLC23:
I start each day with prayer, meditation and exercise.
I strength train three days a week.
I weigh 12 pounds less.
I plan and prep the week's meals in advance on one day.
I follow my meal plan.
I am not vampire dessert because my HbA1C is below 6.5!!!
How will I get there? With S.M.A.R.T. goals, of course.
Week 1: Prayer & meditation 5 min, exercise 10 min
Week 2: Prayer & meditation 5 min, exercise 15 min
...now add strength 3 times per week (10 min cardio, 10 min strength to start)
Week 3: Prayer & meditation 5 min, exercise 20 min
Week 4: Prayer & meditation 5 min, exercise 25 min
Week 5: Prayer & meditation 5 min, exercise 30 min
Week 6: Prayer & meditation 10 min, exercise 30 min
Week 7: Prayer & meditation 15 min, exercise 30 min
Week 8-10: Prayer & meditation 15 min (morning); add 5 min/week (evening), exercise 30 min
Plan and eat within Spark Nutrition Tracker or WW guidelines.
Block out Sunday on calendar and plan, shop and prep until I know how long it takes. Then block out the time needed on each Sunday.
Use support from Azurite team mates, Beck buddy Callie and awesome Beck coach Marsha to stick to it.
Do blood tests on awakening, before and after every meal or snack and before bed; treat appropriately.
It's out there, it's scary in writing now!