You might think I am out of my mind crazy, but I am planning my reboot to start tomorrow on December 1. Seriously? December? Are you crazy? Yes, but that is a whole different blog post....okay not really, but for me it is actually easier to get through the Holiday season with out over indulging in sugary treats if I know I have a plan. So what is this crazy plan?
- Restart Trim Healthy Mama - This is the eating plan that I used before and while not everyone will agree with it or understand it, it works for me when I use it. I like being able to eat normal foods and that my family can eat the same foods I do. My family had no complaints about the meals before and I know they won't have any complaints now. This way of eating is also easy for me because you focus on each individual meal and if I eat something off plan, I just eat something on plan for my next meal or snack and get myself back on track. What will be different this time? I will give myself more grace if I eat something off plan and realize that one slip doesn't ruin an entire plan.
- Workout - I admit I am terrible about working out. I really dislike formal workouts. If my workout feels like fun? I am all in. I seriously, honest to goodness use video game workouts way more than I ever have used workout videos. I have a Zumba game for my Wii (I am terrible at it, but have fun doing it) and a few sports Kinect games for our Xbox 360 that I use for workouts. I need to dust those off and use them. I am also going to through in some actual workout videos and do those too....while grumbling about not liking workouts. 😁 What will be different this time? I will be intentional about working out somehow each day. One thing that I am going to do is start this squat challenge. I have done this in the past and while it is painful for a few days, it does firm up the flab.
- Get My Steps In - This past summer I bought myself a Garmin Vivofit that tracks my steps for me and gives me a daily goal. Some days I am great at getting my steps in and other days I have too much computer work to get done or am helping with school and I don't get the steps in. Starting tomorrow I plan to hit my step goal every day. Even if it means I am walking circles around my kitchen island before bed, I will hit my step goal. I dare say, if I have to I will even blow the dust off the treadmill and hit it each day. What will be different this time? I am determined to hit my step goal daily.
- Water - I have been terrible about getting my water in every day. Water is so plain and boring, but it is what my body desperately needs. I just really need to get in the habit of getting in at least 64 oz. of water a day. This water should be in addition to any coffee or tea I have, not including them. What will be different? I will track my water intake and not just guess if I get it in.
This is where I am starting and this is what I am starting with. I plan to check in here at least once a month and update my weight loss ticker. I don't know about you, but I do better when I get a visual picture of what I want to do and that is what the ticker does for me. If you have any health goals, I would love to hear about them and cheer you on.