On April 1st I challenged myself to start recording my food. I have tried off and on to use My Fitness Pal, and it’s a great little app, but I found that I would be diligent about recording my breakfast and maybe even lunch but then I’d trail off throughout the day. Also I wanted to have a space to record how I was feeling and why I was eating what I was. This plus my unexplainable obsession with all things of the office supply variety = buying a paper planner for the first time in years.
I’m really in love with it, especially since I also purchased a pack of colored Pentel R.S.V.P. pens (aka the best pen ever!). And much to my surprise I actually stuck to it. Now there were some weekend days where I have to admit, I went back and filled in the next day, etc. But still, every day in April is filled.
So I feel like I’m in a good rhythm with recording my food. I’m also on week 3 of the Woman Code protocol. So far so good. I feel pretty good. This week has been a little rougher than the 1st too. Not because of the food, just because of my mindset and outside factors distracting me. What I haven’t done much of in April is exercise. I basically decided I needed to focus on one area at a time. So now I’m ready to add another element.
I think what I really want to do is commit to 30 minutes a day of something. Anything. I want it to be a nice mix of things, and to paying attention to my body and how I’m feeling and let that dictate what I do. Some days I’m sure it will be running, some days just a walk, I even plan on putting the Jillian Michaels Shred back into the mix. We joined the gym here at work a few weeks ago and of course I’ve yet to go, so I’ll do a little of that and also check out some of the group classes that are offered on my lunch breaks. I also have an entire Pinterest board full of short little workouts that would be perfect for the kind of time I want to invest. It’s time to put up or shut up.
I’m really feeling like my health and fitness goals and right there for the taking. All I have to do is decide I’m ready to go after it. And it’s as much to do with my thinking about it as anything else. So we’ll see how it goes. I’m going to head over to my Pinterest boards, and try to make a plan. I will be writing my activities down in my handy, dandy planner (I almost typed notebook…clearly I have young children! That’s a Blue’s Clues reference for the rest of you.) to keep myself accountable. Here goes nothing!