Stopped and time to START - Its all about ME
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I haven't blogged on any kind of regular basis. As I look at my last blog in Sept 2010....I had pretty much this same theme. However, the different thing is that now I have gained back about 10 of the 20 pounds I had lost! And, I have about 72 to go.
I am so aggravated with myself. I lost 20 pounds a year ago...and just STOPPED. Stopped exercising, stopped tracking, stopped making good choices!
So, it is time to START. Start exercising, start tracking what I eat, start making better food and drink choices. Start caring that it is for ME that I am doing these things.
There are many reasons I have allowed this to happen...but there is no need to go into these right now...but I know what they are and I am working to put those behind me.
This is about me, my health, how I look and how I feel. My sister found out she had breast cancer this year. I lost my older sister 20 years ago to breast cancer. So, I was tested for the BRCA gene...and good news, I do not have it! But, this has shown me that it is time to worry about be, care for me, love me and love me enough...to take care of myself for my family!
My birthday is Sept 19th. Yesterday was July 19th. Since it is better to set short term goals while keeping the long term goal in mind....I am on a '20 in 60' mission! My goal is to lose 20 pounds by my birthday (60 days)! Since this is all about ME I thought my birthday would be a good place to start!
Here are my goals for the '20 in 60':
Maintain 1500 calories daily making good choices like - 9 - 12 OZ protein, 2 veggies/2 fruits daily. I am not so good with the veggies. I am a meat and potatoes girl!
Drink 100 oz of water daily - no exceptions Way too many diet Dr Peppers have taken over.
Workout 4 times per week for at least 30 minutes (2 cardio days + 2 strength days)
That's it! I am STARTING today. This is all about ME.