Friday, January 09, 2015
Here I am, already at day 5. I've done well staying in my calorie limit, and drinking 8+ cups of water. The consistent workouts, however, continue to be a struggle for me. Like last night, I was going to get on the treadmill for the interval training. When I got home I was starving and was starting to get a headache, so I didn't want to workout then and knew I wouldn't push myself if I did. So I thought I could have dinner, relax for a little bit to digest, and then work out. But as the story usually goes, I put it off, and as it got later I told myself I'd do yoga before bed instead... And then it was time to shower and go to bed. The sad part is, my husband even dared to ask me what my workout plans are (I want him to help keep me accountable, but then sometimes I unfairly snap at him for asking). And yet, I still made excuses not to do it.
But in the interest of sticking with my plan, I'm not going to stress too much about the workouts just yet. My biggest battle is food, and I know from past experience that I can drop quite a bit of weight simply by eating healthy and staying in a specific calorie range. Not starving myself mind you, but making smart choices and tracking what I eat so when I get bored and want to graze in the kitchen, I can remind myself that I can only have x amount of calories and choose wisely (not depriving myself, but it really makes me think about what I'm eating and why). Or when I'm faced with a choice at a resturant I can pick a healthier, lower calorie option instead of some jaw-dropping fat and calorie laden meal that I won't remember the next day but my arteries and hips will.
Of course exercise is important too, and I plan to make it a regular part of my life as well. Not just for weight loss, but general health and wellness. But trying to change everything all at once has so far only lead to failure for me, so my top priority is food control, with some workouts mixed in. I'm hoping losing weight and toning up will help make it easier for me to want to work out more.
So... that's about it! I'm on track again today. This will be my first weekend, and it's going to be really cold out, so staying out of the kitchen, doing something active, and keeping on top of my water intake will likely be a challenge! On the plus side, I have plenty of time to cook healthy meals and exercise. No excuses!