Fast Break or Jumping In
Saturday, January 26, 2013
I've been on Spark for a LONG time without reaching my goals. I'm entertaining the idea of actually doing the Fast Break, but I'm a little apprehensive about the whole thing.
I have, somewhat, done a Fast Break before. I've set small goals and I've met them consistently over a period of time, but I've never been able to build on them. Once I try to add a new goal to work on, I start to lose focus.
At the same time, going all-in hasn't worked either.
I was able to stick to a 10,000 step goal for about two months before temporarily losing my Fitbit. I've also been soda-free (diet and regular soft drinks and Slurpees) since September 2008 and I've given up almost all liquid calories (excluding milk/milk substitutes and some homemade smoothies recently) since right after the 2011 New Year. I've also completely cut out artificial sweeteners from my diet- including gum (though, I may make an exception for flying if it comes down to it). I just can't seem to be that successful anywhere else.
I have been sick for the past couple of weeks, and I'm aware that even making a slight change by eating a healthier breakfast (I often eat junk food first thing in the morning- if anything at all) would be an improvement. Plus, it wouldn't take too much time or prep-work to get started. A whole diet overhaul would be a bit more involved, however.
I'm just not sure what to do. I suppose, I'm more worried about the transition from Phase 1 to Phase 2.
My Fast Break goals would be:
1. Eat a healthy breakfast (Healthy= contains fruit, protein, dairy, and possible whole grains. My typical healthy breakfast will probably be Greek yogurt with fruit, so I don't always have grains in the morning, but the protein and fruit are a big priority.)
2. Track my food. I might still eat like cr*p, but I want to track it regardless.
3. 10,000 steps a day. I did best when I jumped right to a 10,000 step goal. I was actually very competitive with myself when I got the streak going. NOTHING would stop me.