First Week into The New Me
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
I've now been on the New Healthy Eating For Me since last Monday - 9 days now - and I've actually been doing pretty darn good! I will not allow myself to "fall off of the wagon", and I am so darned determined to make good food choices and daily exercise a habit, so they will just be a "regular part" of my day instead of a "dreaded part of my day".
As for the eating, I cannot believe how well I've been doing with my better eating - but I have went out shopping and bought plenty of cottage cheese, fruits, fresh vegetables, nuts, and seafood that I'm in a pretty good supply - and wow have I been trying alot of different way to make vegetables!
I have had to make an adjustment on my projected exercise plan. I originally said I commit myself to getting up an hour early to do one hour of DDR and then one hour in the evening as well. However, it was taking me about 1 1/2 hours of "real time" to get in an "hour" of DDR time, and that's a lot to burn 300 calories. I've decided to do a brisk 2 mile walk every morning which is burning almost the same calories (Leslie Sansone with leg lifts, etc. and stretch band) - and it's only taking me 30 minutes - but, I have faithfully been doing the walk, and enjoying it as well.
I still need to work a little more on drinking the required waters. Perfect example: It's already 9 pm (bed is in 2 hours), and I've had 6 waters - still 2 to go!
I'm happy to report that I had a weight loss this week of 3.6 pounds, so that along with my "renewed motivation" is keeping me going every day - hey, one week down, only 23 more to go - not a problem!