Archive | May, 2017

The Plan

5 May

Well, it’s been a week since I hit my low (or wait, I guess technically, it was a high, right?)  In any case, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on myself, my weight and my habits.  I’ve come to three conclusions regarding my weight:

  1. I drink too much
  2. I eat too much
  3. I sit around way too much

I know I can’t change everything at once so this week I’ve started an experiment.  I haven’t watched my eating or drinking very much, but I have made some activity goals for myself.  I’ve gone from about four thousand steps per day to a goal of 10 thousand a day and I was able to reach that goal every day so far.  It feels good!

I also started listening to a fantastic podcast called “Half Size Me”.  I find motivation in these and they make me look forward to my daily 2-3 walks at work.

Next week’s goal will be to continue my 10k steps goal and also to incorporate 5 a day on fruits and veggies for at least 5 days out of 7.  I plan on doing this by doing smoothies for breakfast  using my new favorite recipe:  1 cup milk, 1 cup strawberries, 1 ripe banana, 1 tsp. vanilla.  I’ll also commit to snacks of fresh broccoli, carrots and pea pods with humus at work.  I can do that.

What’s my motive this week?  The activity I had last week made me feel strong.  I want to feel strong and powerful and this activity and healthy eating are two ways to ensure I keep feeling that way.