Thursday, February 13, 2014
I have been eating pretty healthy (for the most part) for years. My problems have always been not getting enough protein, and overeating late in the day. Also, a few too many slices of pizza on the weekends, hahaha.... That said, I woke up one day and decided I really wanted to get back to the me I was ten years ago, not because my mother-in-law and father were nagging me about my weight, not because I want to look hot in a swimsuit, but because I really missed being able to know that I could DO things I wanted to do. That I was STRONG!
One of my friends got really into rock climbing a couple years ago, and climbs several times a week at a facility two blocks away from my apartment. I so so so so badly want to join him (rock climbing was one of my favorite activities....ten years ago) but I honestly don't think I can pull my ass up anymore!
So anyway, I dove head-first into a major lifestyle change at the end of January. Some people seem skeptical that I'm going to be able to stick with such a drastic change. But the thing is, for me, it isn't that drastic or out of character. I'm simply returning to my previous good habits.
Because I don't want to have to say "In high school, I could bench press X and ran X miles every day!" anymore. I want to be able to say "I CAN..."
So anyway, my goals for February are to stick to my new plan, to really form good habits. This includes going to the gym after work M-F, tracking 100% of my food and fitness, getting enough sleep, smoking less (I'm already way way way down since a year ago), drinking less coffee, eating a good breakfast every day, cooking a healthy dinner every night, and doing 30 minutes of some sort of exercise (jump rope, pilates, cycling...CLEANING) on Saturdays and Sundays.
For me, the biggest challenge is going to be drinking less coffee!