At the end of July I am getting married (yay!), and I have been really enjoying the process of planning this wedding with my fiance. But when it comes to the wedding dress, I am a ball of anxiety and sadness and stress. After trying on a few dresses with my mom and best friend, I surprised us all by breaking down into tears. Something that is supposed to be fun and happy should not be filled with this much angst. If this isn't the inspiration I need to get into the shape I want to be, what will be? It's now or never.
I've been unhappy with my weight for many years. I've tried to diet and exercise and all of those things, but I've still steadily gained about 5 pounds a year for the past 6 years. The biggest victory during that time is that I went from hating the gym to genuinely enjoying working out. It was hard emotional work to get to that point, but now when I walk into my gym I look am happy to be there. That being said, I don't exercise nearly enough. I've found that giving myself a number of options within a strict framework is a good way to strike the balance between the structure I need and the flexibility I want, so I've written out my plan for below:
Exercise: (5 days a week, likely Wednesday-Sunday)
Elliptical at gym for 30+ minutes
Treadmill at gym (speedwalking-jogging) 30+ minutes
Class at the gym
Walking to and/or from work (3 miles)
Walking 3 or more miles (60+ mins)
Diet plan (largely gluten free, focusing on whole, unprocessed foods):
Sprouted grain bread, turkey, provolone cheese
Sprouted grain bread, tuna, avocado
Fruit, Yogurt, Lightly salted almonds, Celery with almond butter, Veggies with hummus
My fiance and I cook healthy dinners together.
Each week I plan out what my meals will be and when I will get my exercise in, and then I will stick to that plan. It takes 30 days to make something a habit, so this kind of planning really helps to make things stick. I've lost 4lbs doing the diet-alone part! Here we go!
Edited by: RAINYDAYPLAN at: 12/20/2012 (16:33)
| current weight: 177.0