~Start again and this time, stop referring to everything as a diet. (I believe this is what frightens me about losing weight.) ~Keep walking everyday. ~Garden a bit (I have an entire front and backyard to tend, woo!) ~Let every day be my inspiration for something.
Disce quasi semper victurus; vive quasi cras moriturus. English translation: ~Learn as if you were going to live forever; Live as if you were going to die tomorrow. -Front of Sevas Tra -OT3P
Oh, also, I'm going to try to stick with my whole not eating past 10 pm curfew and staying in my nutritional calorie range. I did that during the Lent challenged and slipped a couple of times so I want to stick with it for the rest of April.
Okay, I'm playing catch-up from vacation so for this week (until Saturday, 4/12) I must do one cardio session (35 minutes), one yoga session (60 minute) and one weight circuit.
After that, I will resume my normal workout routine of 2/35 min cardio sessions per week, 1/45 min session per week, 1 weight circuit per week, and 1 non-machine activity (yoga, bike riding outdoors, walking outdoors, or indoor spinning class) per week.
My goal for the end of the month (being that I gained 4 lbs. over vacation!) is to go from 187 lbs. to 181-182.5 lbs. by the end of the month.
Still thinking of my reward. Maybe a decent softball bat?
Oh yeah, I need to get back on track with my nutrition, too, so will try to get to the market at least once every 12 days or so.
I'm hoping to get some gardening done before the hay fever season starts. Nothing special - just dull maintenance - some weeding, grass cutting, general tidyup after the winter. At least it will get me some fresh air and burn off some calories. Just waiting for some days when it's not freezing, raining or snowing. If I can't get outside, then I'll simply try and spend more time studying, and getting a bit ahead of schedule.
Maybe you started 2008 with a fresh outlook for your health and fitness. Spring is here and everything old is new again. That means the OLD YOU, too! Use this thread to help you either continue momentum you've built in January, February, and March, or to brush yourself off and push forward if you found yourself reverting to old bad habits. Use this month to build on your strengths and to challenge yourself on your weaknesses!
Established Punk Rock slash and burners should know the drill. For the unacquainted and newbies, I'll fill you in on the short version of this thread.
*Pick a few goals for the month (or even just one day or week at a time) *Try to have at least one goal that isn't just the broad, "I want to lose x lbs this month." (e.g. getting enough water, stretching, doing x minutes of cardio activity x days per week, handling stress better etc.) *Here's the tricky part: also try to include a detailed plan of how you will attain your goals. (e.g., if your goal is, "I want to refrain from emotional eating this month," then your specific plan could be, "Instead of eating through my emotions, I'll drink a tall glass of water, and work on a craft project or some other creative endeavor, and post on the SP message board for support.) *Finally, think of a little reward you'd like to treat yourself to at the end of the month for reaching your goal.
Also, check previous "Mini-Goals" threads to see kind of how they work - it's very informal, and please check up on each other at least once a week! It's how we keep one another motivated.
Finally, here is a corny thing I posted in another thread and have posted in my bedroom and on my desk at work. Please copy it, save it on your desktop, print it put, and put it wherever you can see it if you think it will motivate you!
JUST FOR TODAY: I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once.
I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things I can correct, and accept those I cannot.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I'll not speak ill of others. I will improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking.
Just for today, I will refrain from improving anybody but myself.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will do something positive to improve my health. If I'm a smoker, I'll quit. If I am overweight, I will eat healthfully -- if only just for today. And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it's only around the block.
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