5 things I learned in 2012
Thursday, January 03, 2013
1. I really need to concentrate on portion sizes
It is, in fact, one of my goals this month. I eat pretty good most of the time . . . but yes, I often eat too much - even of the good stuff.
2. Exercising in small chunks can be very effective
My life has been so crazy the last few months . . . doing lots of 10 minute-or-so exercise segments DO make a big difference. Sometimes I don't get as much exercise in as I'd planned, but by doing more frequent, shorter workouts at least I get something done.
3. Even when I'm "perfect", I won't always get the results I want.
Mostly I know what to do & it's easier to get back on track quickly. Progress, not perfection, after all.
4. My clothes are a really good sign of how I'm doing.
I know how certain clothes should fit . . . and if they're feeling tight, it's time to evaluate what I'm doing & make some changes. Sooner rather than later.
5. My biggest problem is mindless snacking.
You know what I mean - you grab a handful of something because you're really hungry, but you don't stop to measure it . . . and maybe you don't track it, either. I've gotten so much about this, but when I regress it always shows up on the scale. Always.
So how'd I do? Good, but not as good as I'd like, but then when is it ever? If I'm really careful maybe I could hit a new low this month. Maybe. I'm going to do my college best, anyway!