Saturday, January 2, 2010

January 2, 2010

I made my resolutions yesterday, now it's time to start sticking with them. I poured out the almost full Mountain Dew last night. I made myself a cup of coffee and a bowl of Raisin Bran. I'm off to a good start. I am optimistic that this is my year to finally get healthy.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year, New Me

Happy 2010! It's been a lazy start to the new year for me. We got up at around 9AM this morning, headed over to a friend's house for brunch, and now we are back home watching football. It's been a nice day.

So, as I sit here being lazy, I am at least thinking of what I am going to do for myself this year. Call them resolutions, commitments, goals - whatever - I am setting them today.

1. No more regular soda.
I honestly don't know if I can give up regular soda for a year, but I am certainly going to try. I drink way too many sodas. I have consumed many calories in my beverages alone.

2. At least 8 glasses (64 oz) of water a day.
In order for my body to function properly, I need to keep it hydrated. Not only that, but if I am not drinking sugared soda, I have to drink something.

3. Exercise 4-6 times a week
This is a no-brainer. I need to move my body. I won't commit myself to getting to the gym 4-6 times a week. I know that sometimes I'll have to do something here at the house. But I must do something.

4. Three meals a day - no excuses!
I'm very bad about not eating breakfast. I have some Herbalife nutritional shake mix. If I am not going to eat something in the morning, I will have a shake. I simply can not skip meals.

5. Write it down!!!
There's a saying that I've heard a lot when I attended Weight Watchers: If you bite it, write it. I need to write down everything I put in my mouth, even the "BLTs." You know, the "bites, licks, and tastes." In addition, I am going to keep up with my activity and how I am feeling. I am hoping to pinpoint if I am eating because I am hungry, bored, stressed, happy, not feeling well, etc.

So, there they are. My goals/resolutions/commitments... whatever.