Give up or Regroup?

Hello dear reader(s)!

It’s been a while since I posted. And it’s not because I fell off the wagon and have been sitting around in my pajamas eating pints of ice cream although that does sound fun. I’ve just been busy with life and welp, time management is not my strongest skill. Now you know.

Anyhoo…here I am ready to report what I have been so busy doing. Ummm…my job. Since February vacation I have been uber-busy with the old full time job. I’ve also been working out at the gym and at home 5-6 days per week. Booya! What’s been keeping me going is that I am still using My Fitness Pal app, which really helps me want to exercise because then I get to eat more! Win-win.

As some of you original readers (my O-Rs) may remember my goal with this blog was that I was going to tackle a really challenging race series. I have since trashed that goal for reasons currently beyond my control. In that my health won’t allow me to run at this time. I am hoping that my situation will improve in the next few months and I can tackle some races in the summer. Time will tell.

Meanwhile…I came up with some new goals. Wanna see them? Sure you do!

My 10 Commandments:

  1. Keep a food log.
  2. Drink lots of water and tea daily.
  3. Eat more fruits and veggies. Eat less meat, processed food and less sugar.
  4. Sweat 5x/week. Have fun exercising.
  5. Strength train 2-3 x/week. Lift heavy.
  6. Stretch every day. Find ways to improve flexibility.
  7. Give Bobby a compliment every day. (Just because he’s nice and he needs to know how much I appreciate him).
  8. Try a new healthy recipe every week.
  9. Limit alcohol to 0-1 small drink/day.
  10. Enjoy special occasions, but don’t overdo. Aim for 80%/20% healthy options versus treats.

I had to regroup when I learned that running wasn’t going to happen right now. I didn’t want to give up, but I needed to figure out what I can do instead of running. I came up with this list a few weeks ago and I am still following it. Some of these are easier than others, but it’s more comprehensive than running a race series. This list helps me structure my health better. For example, I find myself going out of my way to plan my meals. I’m noticing that my diet is carb-heavy and protein-light. So I’m figuring out how to add more lean protein to my meals. Gotta build that muscle, yo! I am enjoying my current exercise which includes time at the gym and at home. Basically I’m following Joan Jett’s advice. Yeah, we’re buds. You didn’t know??

Joan Jett

via pinterest.com

I like setting goals. I do. But they require a start and end point. The commandments are open-ended and life long. Which, dear reader(s) do you prefer to use for your own life? Goals, rules, commandments, none of the above, fill in the blank?

Gotta log some snacks. Peace out, O-Rs.

Karen

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