Well I usually take Sunday's to plan out my week. Get a little cleaning done around the house and generally just relax. So I have been really enjoying myself today. I went out to a wonderful brunch and tomorrow I start on my road to wellness.
You have to start with simple goals. Before I know what I have to change about my diet, I need to know what I am eating. I know I have a menu plan, but I am a grazer. And then there is portion control (or lack of it). So right now I am as heavy as I have ever been in my life. (well beside when I was pregnant) so it is time to shape up. I have the tools now I just need to use them. I try to use Sparkpeople.com. I mean how silly is this...... I have access on my android phone, my ipad and my computer, yet I can't even enter in how much water I drink per day or how much I weigh. Simple goal number 1: write down how much water I drink and what I eat for five days.
Next, I do NOT exercise. There were some sites that used to count housework as exercise. Maybe there is a reason that spark people does not. It is inconsistent and varied. So next simple goal. 15 minutes of exercise a day. I have a wii (with an exercise program) and I have pay per view that has free exercise videos. I also have a stationery bike and a treadmill. Certainly I can start small. So scheduling that 15 mintues is a must.
Small goal number 3. Make a playlist of music that is 15 minutes long that will get me moving. I will do two different ones so I don't listen to the same thing everyday.
Finally smalll goal number 4. Really take 15 more minutes a day just for me. Seems simple enough, but I never afford myself that luxury. Not that it is not given in my house, just that I do not take it.
After I follow these small goals for a week I need to decide on my next action plan. I have a few resources that I will be looking at this week so I can start following something.
Flylady - Body Clutter (I have the book and the companion journal), I am trying to find some others to do this with......they also have a daily sheet to make it easier....
I also have Ellie Krieger's Small Changes Big Results book, I joined her website before but is was expensive in my opinion.
Oh decisions decisions!
1. Log my foods and water for one week
2. Exercise for 15 mintues a day
3. Make a playlist for exercise time
4. Take 15 minutes for me.