I hope everyone is having a good week. Mine is going much better now that I had my meltdown mode, LOL.
After doing anything that requires nonstop high daily energy (above and beyond my normal daily routine) I get those down days, where energy is nowhere to be found and I even get my back up a bit as if I am not entitled to a moment of just peace but damn it, I’m taking it, sorta thing.
I know I need to be proactive in my own life, that’s the only way to get anything in my daily life accomplished. One thing I haven’t been very proactive with is my health plan. Let’s face it after surgery a year ago I November, I really wasn’t in the mood for any more healthy eating, this body wanted comfort foods, damn it, so I gave it to it.
Okay, okay, I know, I know, bad decision, not smart, but hey, it’s that getting my back up ordeal again. Yep, I paid for it too, with that little heart incident back in October/November.
I’ve made some not so popular choices these last few months. By this I mean not everyone is happy with the choices I’ve made since deciding I got to get a bit more proactive in my daily life. But it is what it is and I’m not out to make anyone happy but myself.
Pretty selfish, huh?!?
Well, the way I see it, you have to do what is best for yourself and your wellbeing, otherwise you are useless to anything you may want to do for yourself or anyone else.
When you’re fifty plus years old, there is only so much time left in your life to accomplish those things you have always wanted to do. In this area I’m a realist. No one is immortal and once you reach a certain age you stop believing you are. So I am hoping to be able to report that I am meeting my health goals over the course of this year and that even on the bad days when I slide back a bit, I get right back on course and keep going.
I decided I need to take off six pounds before March 5th. So this is my weight goal. By making myself blog about it, that gives me more incentive to keep pushing the mark.
With an old body plus no thyroid, well, it is just plain harder to get the pounds off. Very easy to pack them on though, LOL. Then add to this the need to sit behind a computer to get manuscripts finished and keep to my writing schedule, well, it can just be plain hard to achieve weight goals.
So, I’ve informed myself I must be vigilant in being proactive in this new course I’ve set myself on. It is back to weaning myself off the smokes, because lately that has gotten a bit back to the old ways L I must keep moving forward in the weight loss even during those times when it doesn’t seem to be working. And my daily exercise program is a MUST.
So, I am going to start giving weekly reports here. Doing weekly weigh ins to keep me focused (daily weigh ins will drive you insane). And even on the hectic days I am going to make time for this exercise program I have going. I’m pretty good at telling myself, “You don’t have time for this today.”
I do a 30 minute, mile and a quarter walk each day. Adjusting speed and incline throughout the mile and a quarter. I break up my weight workout into 3 sessions during my walk, starting out with 60 for 2 sessions and 80 for the final session, for a final total of 200 for the weight workouts. This is up from my 100 final total a few weeks ago.
Then I work out on my exercise bike (of sorts, no peddling, just arms, legs, and abs) and have increased this from 50 to 75, but am hoping by tomorrow to have increased this to 100 as well.
As for my diet, I have cut out caffeine with the exception I now drink 2 cups of coffee in the morning and then allow myself 1 more in midafternoon due to how tired I’ve been during the afternoon as of late. The rest of the day is decaf tea and water. I’m eating more raw veggies and fruits and on occasion I give into my sweet tooth and go grab a goodie from the local convenience store, if I can’t work through it and direct my energies elsewhere.
Now, my latest issue is since giving up caffeine I’ve suddenly taken a real liking to Sprite. Not just any Sprite, but the fountain ones. This is NOT good by any means. They make me swell up like a hot air balloon for one. So, I HAVE to break this habit. Please keep your fingers crossed I can report next week that I have kicked the habit J
Well I guess I should get this posted and get supper on the table for the youngest son before he heads out to work tonight. I have an online meeting in an hour with the contest committee.
Everyone have a lovely evening!!!
Blessings to all!!!