Monday, November 04, 2013
It’s the beginning of the month and the beginning of the holiday season……time to re-group and plan out a strategy.
It seems the holidays roll by faster and faster every year. It is a whirlwind from Halloween to New Years. My work gets extremely busy as we try to push everything so we can get stuff finished and out of China before Chinese New Year. It’s also the hardest time to try and lose weight. From here on out there is junk food everywhere. Everybody wants it out of their houses after parties and it ends up in the office. It’s a common dilemma. It’s not unique. It’s even not that hard to avoid as long as you plan ahead. So here I am planning my strategy to get through until Jan 6. Why Jan 6 you ask because that is when the madness stops and it seems everybody clears the junk out. My workload will still be heavy but all the parties and revelries will have stopped and the leftovers will no longer be donated to the lunchroom.
No don’t get me wrong I LOVE this time of year. I love spending time with family and friends. I just want Jan 5 to come and be the exact same weight as I am today. I decided this year to be realistic in my goal. I’m also realistic in that to meet my goal, I have to move my body and only indulge on occasion. Like at events….. .So brown bagging lunch and snacks daily will help prevent the “eating what so and so brought since I don’t really have time to get something healthy” syndrome.
I am trying to be true to my goal. HEALTH!!! Since it is about being healthier in body and mind……No more unrealistic goals. I need balance in my life. Balance in my diet, balance in my relationships, balance in my work, and balance in my exercise…… ….
Have you ever looked at a blog and realized you are writing to yourself? I needed to get this down on paper. I need to be healthy to care for those around me and to care for myself. I like the fact that I am working towards having a piece of cake and it not ruin all the hard work I've done so far. That it stops at that piece of cake.
So my strategy until the end of the year…..plan….plan….plan……plan my exercise in …….plan my meals……plan in the event indulgences so they don’t ruin the hard work…….the word for the next 2 months P-L-A-N!!!! I think I got it. I need to plan out my days to succeed. It’s one of those things we all know we need to plan, yet we forget to actually do it.
I leave you now to go and PLAN my tomorrow………