One of my goals for the year is to get in better shape.
I want to be happy with how I look and feel good.
Along with setting this goal, I am relearning a simple truth: changes take time.
Here's what I am doing to work on this goal:
Increasing my exercise. To be honest, I did not exercise much at all during November and December. I basically took two months off. Oops.Oh ya, I felt the effects of that choice. It feels great to be exercising again. I can tell a huge difference in how I feel when I exercise regularly.
My goal is to exercise 5 days a week. I think that will be attainable most weeks.
Eat healthier. I am working on both portion control and eating healthier foods.
I started using MyFitnessPal.com. I never have liked the idea of calorie counting. When my husband told me about the site, I balked at the idea of logging everything I eat. And then a week later I tried it and I loved it. Here's why- I am learning about what I eat! I am not as concerned about the calories (although I am paying attention). I love learning which foods contain carbs, protein and fiber. This is a great tool to use to learn about nutrition. Or, at least it is a great tool for someone who knows very little about nutrition.
Some of my goals include:
Have a protein at each meal.
Eat a meatless dinner at least once week.
Eat fish once a week.
The hardest of these three goals will be eating fish. I love fish. We just haven't had it as a regular part of our diet.
Stay strong and continue to strive to be healthy, even when I have an unhealthy day.
I think this quote sums up my attitude.