March goals

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I've always been more of a follower than a leader, so I'm gonna take a cue from other people and set some goals for March. Here's the thing, though - I'm meant to be handing in my undergraduate dissertation in 2 1/2 weeks (the 20th), so I can't really set all that many. Anyway, here we go:

1) Drink even more water.
2) Stop slacking and hit the gym 3x per week.
3) Cut some carbs and eat more fat and protein.
4) Get more sleep.
5) Finish my dissertation!

I've been finding it difficult to make myself drink enough water, so I'm being a bit more determined now and setting a mini-goal of a bottle by lunch and another by dinner. I've also found that I still eat far too many carbs and not nearly enough fat or protein (except the days when I eat a piece of cake - then I get enough fat). It's amazingly difficult to sort that out - every bloody thing has carbs in it! (And no, I'm not one of those 'carbs are bad, mmkay' types, but I eat far too many.) I've also slacked a bit at the gym because of all the work I have to do. But I know that hitting the gym will give me more energy and make me feel better. I should try to go first thing in the morning, so that should give me the incentive to go to bed and get up at a reasonable time and get out the door early so I can work out and still have enough time to work on my dissertation. However, I did get my fiance to buy me a yoga mat, so at least I will soon have the option of working out at home if I can't make it to the gym.

I think those are reasonable. I have 17 weeks to lose 18 pounds, so if I stick to this, I should be able to do it. Unless my cake-maker finally starts bringing me samples...
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