The Season Of A Healthy Me( AKA The Winter 5% Challenge) Part 1
Friday, January 10, 2014
I have updated my page and my profile picture in anticipation of this challenge. I chose this picture of the female warrior because she is strong and beautiful but also she is is looking ahead to future battles and not back at past battles. This is how I am approaching the Winter 5%
Challenge, I will not look back at pass challenges, this is the challenge that starts my healthier future. I have dusted off my stationary bike,gazelle, and put fresh batteries in my Wii. I have my
shoes ready (Santa bought me a new pair) and my Fitbit Force is ready to record my steps!!!
I went through my kitchen and removed all of the unhealthy snacks and I will be grocery shopping next week for healthy foods. I will be going through Spark recipes,my cookbooks and health magazines for new healthy recipes.
My diet plan is to stay within my calorie range and to increase my consumption of veggies. I also plan to cut way back on processed foods and cut back on my wine. my exercise plan is to get at least 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week and add strength training at least twice a week. I really need to work on the strength training.
I am not a list maker as far as my fitness is concerned,I find I tend to became to fixated on completeing the list and then I become upset if I don't complete that days exercise. As I am an all or nothing type of person this makes me feel like a failure and it becomes a viscious cycle.
I have however decided to make a weekly list of all the things I did right. I tend not to appreciate myself. So this is als the season of loving myself. I do however have a few things I do to make it easier to plan my day. I plan my dinners out for two weeks in advance. I make sure there are quick and healthy things on hand so I will not skip breakfast, such as yogurt, fresh fruit, and healthy cereals to name a few. I am doing all of this to get healthy and oh to lose weight. To be honest all of this started to lose weight but then became all about getting healthier. Don't get me wrong I still want to lose weight, losing weight will help make it easier to breathe with my COPD, it will also help my knees from aching so much. I also want to look good in my tie dye dress again!!!! I want to have more energy and confidence. To lose the weight I have to watch my triggers. I have given this a lot of thought, I do not have trigger foods..... I have trigger emotions. Lonliness and stress are the biggest, when these hit I go grazing and I have discovered that any food will do. I perfer salty foods or ice cream but if these aren't available I will find something else....anything else...as long as it isn't healthy.
I have to learn not to sweat the small stuff, sometimes I stress over things and realize that they aren't worth getting worked up over. I am sure the world won't end if I don't run the vacuum every day. I probably wouldn't be so lonely if I actually got out of the house and met people. So I will work on these things to keep the triggers away.