Time to clarify my January fitness goals for myself!
Over the past year I’ve gained weight back that I had previously lost. It sucks. I knew it was happening and I also know why it happened.
1. I added a part-time job to my weeks.
2. I added grad school to my life.
ERGO, I have so little time. I let stress the last few months affect me so badly. It was a new experience for me. I did NOT like it. I was overtired, overworked, overstressed, overthinking everything: Not myself. SUCKED.
3. I fell down steps and hurt my back at the beginning of last year and never quite got my workout mojo back. I also have a new, weird knee pain showing itself. Someone told me it was just a thing that happens with age. AGE???
4. I don’t really have an outside “cheerleader” anymore and it sucks. It also sucks that my personality needs this to do well with motivation for working out. But that’s the way I am and I’m not quite sure how to change that!
With being a mother, wife, volunteer, worker bee, cook, student – I have so little time anymore. I love everything I’m doing and am not willing to give up ANY of it, but I need to figure out this year what I’ll do differently to make sure I made time for working out.
So this year, I’ve got my eye on 20 pounds of weight loss. I think I can do it. I’m not sure I can do it. I lost some confidence in myself in that way.
This past week I walked on the treadmill just to build that routine back into my life. Here’s what I plan on doing for the rest of January. I’m looking at this month as the month of: BUILDING ROUTINE
Get myself back into feeling like I have to workout in order to count it as a “good day”.
3x a week – treadmill. Adding up my miles to count toward my 500 mile year goal!
2x this week do a strength workout. (I”ll post these once I do them!)
Meal Plan – plan a week of meals and GO GROCERY SHOPPING. I can’t explain how many times I would eat healthy, if only I had done the prep work of shopping. That’s the only way it works. Must do.
Read: Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD. Not sure it’s truth – but I do get inspired by reading about eating well!
Sorry there’s no humor in this post. Just feel like if I write it out, it makes me take a step toward it happening. Plus, I love looking back at posts and seeing what I’ve accomplished!