30 May 2011

Full Circle

Here we are again. Another Memorial Day. I can not believe that the year is going so quickly. This semester has just flown by. Wow!!! This whole school year has gone by so quickly, I find myself wondering what happened. Worst, I find myself in the same position I did last year. I had trouble finding clothes that fit for mass and graduation. I feel like a complete and total slob. I do not like this - at....all..... So I am going to have a concrete plan to change things around this summer. I am going to do it.

First, I'm starting an exercise program today. No more waiting until school ends or this happens or that happens...Today...right here...right now. There are 57 days until school starts again. In those 57 days I can accomplish a whole lot of stuff if I put my mind to it and work it. That's what I'm going to do. I need to be able to say I made the most of the time available to me and I'm starting that today.

Over the next 56 days I am going to:

  • Workout every single day
  • Eat right and track my food
  • Finish my thesis
  • Get the new school year planned and organized
Years ago I came across a saying that someone at Weight Watchers came up with.  It was: 
Lose, gain, or stay the same. Time will pass regardless. 

That is so true in so many areas of life. I can spend my time doing nothing and wasting that passing time, or I can do something productive with the time as it flows. I will never, ever have this summer again so I have to make the best of it while it's here. And now...I begin by working out.

1 comment:

MJ said...

I love the quote. It's SO true. Over 15 years, I learned that relying on will power and goal setting alone can be a losing proposition! So... I set out determined to understand why some stay thin while others do not.

My takeaway? Learn to fuel your body and your stomach's desire properly.


Mix good fats, good carbs and protein at EACH meal..

Enjoy LOTS of good fat! Think Coconut Oil (it's a miracle oil really), olive oil, saflower oil, almonds, etc. Fats are filling and satisfying and if you chose wisely can actually help your metabolism along.

Never skimp on protein. Again, it's a filler and it evens out blood sugar.

Go for good carbs like veggies and fruits of course, but don't forget rice and potatoes -- in moderation! Avoid gluten if you can. It can clog up your system. I went gluten-free with my ADHD son and lost 10 lbs in a snap!

Perhaps MOST importantly, drink WATER. Pure water. Not lemondae or soda. Your body processes anything with flavor as food. Drinking enough water can boost your metabolism as much as 17%!!

If you're interested, check out the iphone app... Eat, Drink, Lose for more tips and tricks and lists of slimming foods

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