So far so good...
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
I decided when starting this that I was going to take baby steps. For me, this journey is about completely changing my lifestyle, and I know that if iwere to tackle everything all at once, that I would get overwhelmed and stop.
I can't afford to do that.
So I broke down my lifestyle into the two sections that must change. How I eat, and my activity level.
Over the past month, I've tackled the way I eat.
I used to eat only fast food/prepackaged/deepfried/ove
r processed crap.
I've changed that. Mostly, Ive been able to stay within my calorie range, and actually been more aware of what i've been eating. I actually eat fruits and veggies now, instead of breads and meats. Instead of sodas, I drink more juices and milk.. and, I actually drink water more than either of these.
And truth be told, I feel better. That old adage bout being what you eat .. I used to always feel blech. Now.. I feel better ( though this cold has GOT to go!).
So, my next goal?
To actually get active. Which is going to be interesting since it means I actually have to pay attention to time.
I spend 11 hours a day out of the house for work. 8 hours sleeping, Hm. 19/24. That leaves me 5 hours. Somewhere.
So.. now I just have to find those 5 hours, and find ways to be active.
My goal is to be able to say at the end of each day that I've spent at least an hour doing something active. Be t talking my daughter for a walk, going swimming.. just getting off the couch, away from my desk and doing some sort of activity.
I think that's fairly reasonable for a start.
So.. so far so good :)