Week 2: Being healthy is hard.

>> September 27, 2010

This last week, I had every intention of being healthier, of being better.

I failed :/

(but I also didn't gain any weight.. so it wasn't a complete fail, right? 

I didn't lose any either... ) 

The goals.. revisited:

  • I drank more water, but I think I also drank more caffeine. Maybe I just drank more overall. It was a thirsty week? That doesn't make much sense now does it. 
  • I did continue to eat out. But I have excuses! (like that makes it better... ) it's been a crazy week with issues everywhere I look, not leaving a lot of time for home-cooked, pre-prepared meals. But I feel like I did better. I was trying to at least pay attention to what I was eating again. Instead of just ordering what sounded good. 
  • I did the 30 Day Shred, once. The goal was to do it twice, so at least I get a half point there, right? 
  •  The 20 sit ups... I DID do. But it about killed me.  

IN MY DEFENSE... I have been feeling sick, achy, nauseous, headaches, and now I feel a sore throat coming on. Why must I always feel yucky when the seasons change? I know, I know, its the changing temperatures or something. {does that mean now that they have the temperatures more regulated at work, that I could stop dying freezing, and getting sick?}

So this weeks Goals, are going to be the same.

  • DRINK WATER! I really need to start filling up my giant water mug as soon as I get to work; as well as soon as I go downstairs to do homework / blogging at night. I drink what's convenient, I just need to remember to make water what IS convenient for me.
  • EAT OUT LESS! I am determined this week to write everything I eat down. This way I think I will feel much more. ACCOUNTABLE. I need to Plaaaan my meals, and lunches so that I don't end up running to Taco Bell .. or Cafe Rio for Lunch. I need a plan. Plan. Plan. Plan. (the goal is to plan, in case you didn't follow my subtlety).  I also want to try one new healthy recipe this week. Any suggestions? ;)
  • 30 DAY SHRED: Let's go for twice this week. As I did once last week, one more time shouldn't be that hard.
  • 20 SIT UPS: I need to feel better about this goal, before I can move on to something else. I was originally thinking that I would do a "fitness goal" like this for a week, but maybe it should be more of a monthly thing. Thoughts? 
 And.. the Couch 2 5K... is again upon the hold shelf. I need to be stronger, more motivated, and have more time to be able to do that. Maybe in the Spring- my school load should be somewhat simpler then.

What do you do to stay motivated?


Anonymous,  September 27, 2010 at 10:38 AM  

I am so bad at motivating myself to work out - I am good at the food and drink thing at work, i just get into a routine and stick to it which works really well but when i get home all i want to do is put my pj's on and relax

Amanda M September 27, 2010 at 1:20 PM  

I know exactly how you feel!! And it's even harder when you are busy.... espeically the eating out thing!! I have been HORRIBE about that lately!! So I LOVE your idea about planning!! Maybe I will sit down and make a meal plan........ hmmm, I think you just helped motivate me!!
THANKS my friend!!

Healthy recepies..... I have gone healthy recipe CRAZY lately!! I have at least 5 library books at home right now that have some awesome meals in them!!
One of the books I really like is called "Cook Yourself Thin" and I also love the "Hungry Girl" books!! Yum!!
You should also look at the Hungry Girl website!! AWESOME recipes!! And a lot of times they give you ideas on how to make your own, healthy version of fast food!! It's the best!

P.S. Lets go hiking!!!! =0)

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