Teensy weensy tiny baby steps, need your ideas and input
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
I am feeling overwhelmed and unable to commit to anything on a large scale. But I'm not uncommitted. I'm not unmotivated. I can't explain it, I don't even truly understand it.
But for me, I KNOW it is about baby steps turning into good habits. I KNOW this!!! I've already built a number of good habits this way.
Last week was really hard because when I myself went shopping for food for the cottage, I did awesome. But my mom brought in lots of goodies and I caved some (not all) of the time. I tried so hard to not eat emotionally. But the outcome was not good. Never again are we bringing all those extra folks with us. Not that I don't love them, but we just need a relaxing family vacation. Just us. But anyway, I need to keep learning how to deal with things better, not with food.
So, what are my baby steps? Can you help me think of some? They need to be baby steps, but to help me build habits.
1. I am upping my walking/cardio to 15 minutes per day. It often ends up being more but that is the bare minimum, just for consistency sake.
2. Digging out my pedometer (TONIGHT) and shooting for 8000 steps a day. I have NO CLUE what I walk now, probably nowhere near that. (Thanks for the thought MDMNINA)
I know I want more. Thoughts, ideas? I just need one or two more to get me started. They probably should be nutrition-related, but of course that is where I am struggling right now...so I am sort of scared to do it...