25 August 2011

Must Plan Ahead

Okay, here's a couple of things that, in my mind at least, are contradictions. First, I've heard over and over and over again, don't wait until tomorrow (or Monday, or Saturday or your day of choice here) start today. Start small. Start making good choices. Start now. That's a great idea. I think it's awesome to avoid procrastination and just do it.

On the other hand is one of my favorite quotes, a failure to plan is a plan to fail. And I think that's a little bit of what's happening with me. I know what I want to do, but there is so much going on in my life that I'm not planning and as a result - failing. So while I want to start now, this second, I need to take a few moments and sit down and plan.

Which leads me to my starting over, again. I'm okay with starting over a 1,000 times because at least I'm working at it. I wanted to quit smoking for years and I must have quit 100 times. Finally, it took. I don't know exactly what made it happen but it did. So, I'm going to keep trying. I'm going to keep starting over until I don't have to start over because I'm well on my journey. I'm going to keep at it until I get it right.

What that means now is that I'm going to spend some time planning. The first thing I need to do is catch up on some sleep. I have been running seriously sleep deprived for the past couple of weeks when there is really no good reason for it. So starting tonight I'm going to bed at a decent hour and getting some good sleep. Next, I really need to examine my food. I have to keep my intake down but still get enough, it's a delicate balance. I find that if I go eating too little for too long I get super tired, headaches, and generally feel crappy. So I need to come up with lots of healthy, whole foods, that will give me the energy to get through my day.

Finally, I need a workout routine. I have reached the point where I have the desire, a strong desire, to workout but am still not doing it. So that needs to change. I'm going to start out by doing cardio and weights until I lose some of the weight. Once I drop a few pounds I want to start running again. Right now my knee is giving me serious problems and I know it's because of my weight.

So the plan for this weekend:
  • Get enough sleep
  • Work out some good food to eat that keeps me full and provides good calories
  • Develop a workout routine that fits with my life and fitness level right now.
  • Go shopping and stock up

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