2013 was supposed to be my year to get back on track. Well, it didn't happen. I found more of the weight I had lost. I guess I should say 2013 wasn't a horrible year, just not one of the better ones. Work was extremely stressful. How a 30 hour per week job I enjoy could become such a source of stress is a wonder. I know exercise helps to lessen stress. I know exercise can help you to feel better. But, the longer hours and stress caused by work became my excuse to not workout. When I would get home an hour or more later then I was supposed to I just felt like having supper and spending the night trying to relax. I have never regretted a workout, but looking back on 2013 has me regretting the times I should have worked out and didn't. This year I lost my 4 legged best friend which had me in a state of depression. I know exercise is a great way to work through our emotions. But, stress plus depression had me barely working out in the morning much less even thinking about an evening workout. So, instead of 2013 being the year to pick myself up, dust myself off and get back on that good lifestyle road I had more of a backslide. I end the year beating myself up for doing this to myself. When I started my new lifestyle 7+ years ago, I felt good about me. I was self-confident. I enjoyed life more. I physically felt better. I am ready to feel that way again. So, I may end this year beating myself up. But, 2014 will see the old me back. I don't make resolutions, but I do set goals. So, here I go....
First goal is to eat better. I start the day out good with a healthy breakfast, lunch is normally a healthy one, too. Supper usually isn't bad. It's the after supper hours that are my downfall. To reach my goal of eating better this year I will work on portion control. No more that looks about right. 2014 is about weighing and measuring my food. 2014 is about no more 'it doesn't count because nobody sees me eating it'. 2014 is about cutting out the eating after 8PM. 2014 is about making these habits again.
Second goal is to get back to my regular daily workouts. Starting the day off with my morning workout at least 6 days per week, but actually going to shoot for 7. Getting back in the habit of an afternoon/evening workout at least 5 days per week. Instead of sitting on my backside watching tv at night, at least 10 minutes of that time will be spent with exercise of some sort, recumbent bike, DVD walk, strength training, etc. etc. Here is a link to one choice I will use while watching TV...
I recently discovered JessicaSmithTV on youtube and love her workouts and they are FREE. I tried the this one earlier this week and decided then for the month of January it will be a workout I will do at least twice per week. I have got to work on my core and this I believe will be a great start...
For the month of January my goal is to do at least a one mile walk with Leslie Sansone or Jessica Smith 5 days per week and a 3 to 5 mile walk one day per week. Here's a link to a good Leslie walk...
and one with Jessica Smith I enjoy...
Third goal for the year will be to spend less time 0n the computer and more time getting organized. I will start working on these, also, in January but will concentrate more on the eating and workout habits first.
Let's go Jane in 2014!