Here’s What We Know About Me:
Not active. Work outs went from regular, to irregular, to nonexistent in the course of three months. Considering I was running 5Ks in November, it’s a little embarrassing and depressing how much muscle and energy I’ve lost so quickly.
Goal This Month: For the month, I’m committing myself to 30 minute workouts every other day. Starting off, I might need to split it 15 minutes each day, but hopefully by the end of the month I can build up to an hour long workout twice a week. That’s nearly where the Mayo Clinic wants me to be.
No Breakfast or Snacks—but too my Coffee and Soda. I haven’t been eating breakfast, and I think it’s affecting my eating schedule. I am starving by 11 am, scarf down a lunch at my desk, and then try to eat right away when I get home. Coffee doesn’t count as a food group, and soda is just an expensive habit.
Goal This Week: Bring in a granola bar to start off the day–and go out for lunch so I’m better able to savor the meal. I bought carrots and celery to snack on in the day, and will keep popcorn on hand to snack at night. I will keep my coffee habit in check this week, but try to wean myself off in time for Lent. (Next week—giving up caffeine!)
Curb My Craving for Curries (and Chips). I am addicted to Tex-Mex. And Indian. And Thai. Too bad they are all insanely high in calories.
Goal This Week: I’m trying to avoid all three until I can find healthier options next week. If I must eat out—I’m going to hold to a eat-only-half rule for now. With healthy snacks through the day, I’m hoping that combined it will help keep me full.
Generally Less Cheese. (I know 😦 ….)