Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Yesterday was day one of my restart. I'm happy to report that I met all of my goals: I drank 8 cups of water, I did my first day of body weight training, and I stayed (barely) in my calorie range. I'm highlighting each sucessful day on my phone calendar as a visual reminder and encouragement to keep the streak going!
Today I plan to hit at least 8 cups of water again, stay in my calorie range (and not have any candy), and do my first day of my treadmill interval training.
I think I would like to start a habit of walking or doing yoga before work in the morning, but I have always struggled to get out of bed before I absoluetly have to. I don't want to pile on this change just yet, but I do plan to sneak my alarm back a little at a time to at least give myself extra time just to get ready and actually eat breakfast at home instead of at my desk. Perhaps once I have stuck with my workout plan for a few weeks I can see about adding some morning activity, if nothing else just to get my body moving in the morning and put me in a healthy mindset.
Keeping a healthy mindset I believe is how I will be able to stick to these changes, and finally see the weight come off, and STAY off. It's about a change in my thought process. So much of this struggle is mental. It's just easier to let your mind talk you out of exercising, or cooking that healthy meal instead of getting fast food. And I've used the excuse that I "can't resist" certain foods as a way to make my poor choices somehow not my fault. Um... yes, I struggle with food, but even if it's hard for me to resist, it is NOT impossible and it IS a choice.
That being said, I just finished my 5th cup of water (by 10:30am I might add!) and I'm already looking forward to my salad for lunch. One choice at a time!