In the past I have made new years resolutions to lose weight but it never seems to last for more than a month or two. This year I'm not making losing weight a resolution, I'm making losing weight a lifestyle change. I can't just diet until I reach my goal and hope to keep the weight off, it doesn't work like that. I now know that getting in shape & living healthfully is more than the latest diet craze in a magazine that promises to lose weight so quick that its like a dream come true. If something sounds to good to be true it's probably because it is. I've learned from past experiences ... diets in the magazines don't work!
This year I'm not making one big goal ... big goals never work for me because I can't seem to focus on long term. So, I'm making weekly and monthly goals where I can see the end in sight.
1. Practice yoga 2-3 times a week
2. Do some form of heart pumping cardio 5-6 times a week
3. Drink 8-8 oz glasses of water daily
4. Try a new recipe 2x a month
5. Get in no less than 2 fruits & 2 veggies a day
6. Reach 205 pounds by months end (1 lb a week)
7. Start & Finish the Spark book.
What's my plan of action to reach the goals I have set forth? Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday I will get up at 6:30 in the morning and practice yoga with or without my hubby. When my son has completed his school work for the day (usually around 10 am) together we will do a TaeBo, Biggest Loser, or walk video that is 30 minutes long. After dinner every night I will take a 30+ min walk with hubby. Should energy present itsself throughout the course of the day I will step away from the computer and exercise. While exercising I will chug my water so I will have an easier time of drinking my 8 glasses. I will come to SP every morning to plan out my nutrition taking into account that I must have 2 fruits & 2 veggies. I believe I should be able to lose 1 pound a week by counting calories & exercising regularly. My calorie range is 1200-1600 a day! Finally, the Spark book ... I will take 30 min. or more a day to read it. Still waiting for it to get here but believe it will be here sometime this coming week as I've already received shipping notice.
At the end of the month I will copy my January goals & state my progress. I will tweak any part of my plan that didn't work and add anything to it that will benifit me in the next month. I'm ready, willing, and able to get my life back & only I can make it happen. I'm the only one standing in my way of reaching my new life & I'm refusing to stand in my way anymore.