Thursday, January 02, 2014
I'm not making Resolutions, I'm making plans.
The little plans:
1) I'm back off sugar and wheat as of today, and taking CandaClear 4 again. Gonna do that for at least 30 days. Then for the 30 days after that, no sugar but a little bit of wheat (like 5 things a week or less). Then I'll maintain 5 wheat things a week or less and sugar 2 times a month or less through the end of the year.
2) No more picking at my skin. This is a personal thing for me. I've hated my skin, and the 2-3 conditions it has, for my whole life. But picking at the little bumps doesn't make it look any better and is really just a bad nervous habit. I quit biting my nails a decade or two ago now it's time to stop picking at my skin.
3) Get 10,000 steps a day. But I'm gonna do it FUN. See, at some point, someone went and figured out how many miles the Hobbits (and the other characters) walked in the Lord of the Rings books. I'm an uber geek and love the books and the movies. So this year, I'm walking to Mordor. I have a FitBit, I'm tracking all my steps anyway. 10,000 a day is about 4.5 miles on my short legs. If I push a few long walks on the weekends, I can walk the same distance as the Frodo and Sam walked to Mordor this calendar year. And it'll be fun! I'm sure FUN is one of the things that's been missing from my previous attempts to get healthier.
Here's the details for Plan 3:
- It's 458 miles from Hobbiton to Rivendell. Walking 4.5 miles a day, that'll take 101 days. My 4th wedding anniversary is 100 days into the year, on April 10th. So I'm gonna walk to Rivendell by April 10th.
-Then it's 462 miles from Rivendell to Lothlorien. That should take another 102 days, but I'm gonna put in some long weekend walks and do it in 86 days. That means double the distance both days of most weekends, or an extra mile almost ever day, or some combination of the two. But that gets me to Lothlorien by July 5th.
-Next it's on to Rauros Falls which is 389 miles from Lothlorien. I'm gonna do that in 73 days instead of 86 so that I'm done by my 35th birthday on September 16th.
-Then, it's the last long haul to Mordor which is 470 more miles. That should be 105 days but I'm going to do it in 99 so I'm done before Christmas (and before I see the last Hobbit movie).
The total: 1779 Miles I will walk in 2014 to get from Hobbiton to Mordor.
The side effect of the eating healthy and walking so much will be that I lose weight, have more endurance, and generally feel better. But really, Walking to Mordor is gonna be fun. :)