My goals for the new year--and surprisingly, they're quite manageable!
So far, January has proved to be a pretty successful month. On Saturday I reached my second goal weight at weight-watchers. I of course rewarded myself with tons of booze, which I really need to cut back on.
This is my first post of the new year, and I’m really trying to be healthy. I kept my resolution for about eight months last year, which is pretty impressive, but this year, I’d like to make it to ten (I’m not a wizard, I’m only human here).
Here are some of the things I’d like to do more of, and some things I’d like to avoid as much as possible.
Exercise: I’m going to start going back to zumba class. It’s a fantastic, high-speed workout for someone who loves to dance. And of course, I’ve got to get back to spinning. It’s the closest I get to a bike, since I don’t know how to ride the real ones. Better fish my gel seat out of my room! (Yes, I use a gel seat. I have a sensitive ass, what can I say?)
Portion-control: This is a huge thing for me. I’m so used to hungry-man helpings, shoveling as much on my plate as I can so I don’t have to go for seconds and risk my giant aunts stealing all the meat. I’m trying to get out of the mentality that I need food spilling off the sides of my dish and embracing the fact that I can get up and get more if I want to—and hopefully, I won’t. I eat like I’m in prison, which brings me to my next goal…
Eat slower: Allowing more time between bites lets your body process that you’re eating, which will eventually let you determine when you’re done eating. I need to try this—usually I’m more comfortable with shoveling my food down as fast as possible.
Set mini goals: Megan and I are headed to London in April, and in order to avoid the overwhelming pressure to drop 3739287 pounds before then, I’m going to establish mini-goals that keep me motivated and also keep my to-do’s manageable. For instance: “lose five pounds by mid-February, etc.” Here’s hoping this works!
Things I’m trying to 86:
Lots of sodium: I don’t enjoy being the Michelin man (bloat central!) and a way to prevent that is to watch the sodium intake. That means cool it on the soy sauce and processed foods!
Eating late: Such a problem for me. I turn into a bear hibernating for the evening right around 11pm. I forage through my kitchen for the most fattening foods I can get my paws on.
Making excuses: “It’s too cold.” “NCIS is on.” “I did my hair and I don’t want to get it sweaty.” I am a Jedi-master bullshitter, and I will say anything to talk myself out of the gym. No more!
Good luck to all of you out there trying to get healthier—feel free to share your stories, woes, suggestions, and anything else you’d like!
We are two girls trying to lose weight, become healthy and be awesome. While you can always have one without the others, the combined force is quite spectacular.
We just admitted to each other that today is obviously not our starting day, but tomorrow looks better.
Look out for posts from both of us about what we’re doing (exercise), what we’re trying (food/recipes), and what we’re becoming (weight watchers meetings).
Feel free to introduce yourselves and tell us about your journey! Unfortunately this is a side blog for both us so we can’t follow back from here, but would be happy to check out your health inspired blogs from our personal blogs!