Okay, so losing the baby weight (um, from over two years ago) has been a total struggle for me. I think the main issue is that I lack discipline. I know the right things to do, I just struggle to make myself actually stick to them.
In an effort to make some lasting change, but not to overwhelm myself (you’d be amazed at the crazy plans I can concoct!) I decided to create a little eight week plan. My goal is to introduce one new healthy habit per week. By the end of the eight weeks, I’ll see how I’m doing. At that point, I’ll see if those habits are working well and consider whether or not to keep adding little habits.
Here’s where I am.
Week of Dec 30th – No food after 10pm. I know for some of you that’s easy because you’re already in bed. But I’m up for a good 3-4 hours more, and the munchies hit right around 11:32pm. So far, I’m doing really well on this one.
Week of Jan 6 – Eat a piece of fruit for a snack. I’m trying to increase my fruit intake and decrease the amount of unhealthy snacking I do. This one has gone pretty well, too.
Week of Jan 13 – Drink 48 oz of water per day. I haven’t actually been measuring this one, but I’m trying to drink a glass of water whenever I’m tempted to snack. If I’m still hungry after drinking the water, I go for a piece of fruit. But most of the time, the water does the trick. I also use a small glass so I don’t feel like I’m forcing massive amounts of water down my throat.
Week of Jan 20 – Eat oatmeal for breakfast three days a week. I know this is good for cholesterol, and I like that it stays with me until lunch time. Hopefully I’ll be sure to eat breakfast the other four days as well.
Week of Jan 27 – 100 crunches a day. I can break them up, if necessary, but I’m inspired by my friend Leslie who does a ton of crunches each day (and looks awesome!).
Week of Feb 3 – Eat salad for lunch twice a week. I’m not going to be really particular about what is in the salad. I just want to work on increasing my veg intake.
Week of Feb 10 – Make it to the gym two to three times per week. I have got to get back into the routine of going to the gym!
Week of Feb 17 – Walk for 30 minutes per day, five days per week. Walking time at the gym counts. I just need to get these little legs moving.
Well, that’s my plan. Stay tuned to see how I do!