Today, I'm back on the wagon. The healthy eating (notice I didn't say DIET; I'm trying to ban that word from my existence) and exercising wagon.
I could go on and on with my lame excuses about my weight and lack of exercise over the past year or so, but I'll spare you.
Truth is, I haven't exercised consistently in months and I fall on and off the healthy eating wagon weekly.
So - my current weight is: (cringe) 187 per the scale yesterday at my gym at work.
$%#@* How did I get here?
Less sleep (new work schedule), stress, busy lifestyle, add to that lame excuse after lame excuse.
Spring is here. I have no clothes that (a) fit, or (b) if they do fit, they look awful. It's stressful just deciding what the *&#% I'm going to wear at any given point.
And I'm going on vacation in about 7 short weeks, ugh. The thought of being in a bathing suit makes me shudder.
So what to do?
Today is Day 1
Goal weight: 140 pounds (and even lower if I get there and can keep going healthfully, but I'm trying to be realistic here)
Time frame: as long as it takes, but sooner rather than later!
- Cut out soda/sugar
- Follow the 14 day Beginner Paleo plan from Diet Point (evaluate after 10 days or so as to whether to repeat or find another plan)
- Do Harley Pasternak's 5 Factor DVD workout (25 minute workouts 5 days a week)
- Daily meditation and journal writing & review of affirmations
- Walks/Exercise classes when able (either at work or at home)
- Yoga when able (DVD at home)
- Monday weigh ins at my gym at work
- Had no soda or sugar
- Stuck to the eating plan (it's been yummy so far)
- Wrote in my journal, repeated affirmations
So I'm off to a solid start. I plan to get in the workout this evening.
So what is different this time? I'm trying to address the reasons why I overeat (mainly a stressful lifestyle) with the journaling, meditations, affirmations and yoga. And I'm not going to drive myself bonkers trying to do over-the-top exercise programs and running regimens so that I get frustrated and quit when they are too difficult or time-consuming. (I definitely want to get back to those someday, but baby steps).
I've been reading Mark's Daily Apple and it really got me interested in the Paleo/Primal lifestyle. I've been tinkering around with it over the past few months, but it is time to make a commitment.
I saw the Hungry for Change movie recently and it was really an eye opener. I purchased it and downloaded it onto my Ipod, and have been listening to it my car. I hope it really helps me change my thinking.
See you Monday for weigh-in. Wish me strength to stick with it!