09 August 2009

Baby Steps

definitely baby steps.

First, I've been reading a lot of blogs lately, weight loss blogs, about people who lost a ton a weight (pun intended) only to gain it back. Some gained a little, some gained a lot, some gained it all back. It's really got me to thinking. If you worked so hard to lose all that weight and then it came back you didn't change anything permanently, you used short term fixes and that should tell you something. Which of course has made me think about myself. I am up about 15 lbs from my lowest weight. As I've said in a recent post, I'm not pleased with the way I feel. Clearly I have to do something.

Second, for the last 2 days I've been wanting to work out. Yesterday it didn't happen because I had things to do early in the morning. Today though I went for a walk. That was my intention just to walk, but on the way back I ran 3 intervals. It felt great. I want to do this, I really want to do this.

That leads to my thoughts. How can I fit all this in now that I'm working full time again? Food - that's pretty easy, I just need to plan and take the food with me to work. But this involves planning and grocery shopping so I have the items to take with me. I'm going to sit down later and plan out a week of breakfast and lunch then shop for it and maybe even make it and freeze it. That's a good idea.

Workouts. Starting the day with a workout really works for me but going running at 4:30 in the morning is not enticing to me. What if I did this, get up and do a not too tough workout in the morning, then take my stuff and go for a run/walk after work? I'm in beautiful Manoa valley which has some nice hills but they are not killer. I could do that everyday to build up my stamina. I think within 2 weeks I'll be running for a straight 30 mins. I could totally do that. Maybe I'll do some yoga or Pilate's in the morning, or maybe a little weight training. Something to get the blood pumping but that doesn't kill me before the day starts.

So next week my goal is to:
  1. Plan my meals and eat clean
  2. Do a light workout in the morning and a walk/run in the afternoon
  3. Drink more water
Okay, let's see how it goes.

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