Over the past 4-5 weeks, exercise and healthy eating has not been a consistent focus in my life. I have exercised really well during certain weeks and ate pretty well, most of the time. However, nothing consistent or aggressive enough to lose weight. The trick to weight loss is to eat healthy foods AND exercise consistently.
I am refocusing today.
Here are my steps to get back on plan:
Make sure that the kitchen is well stocked with my go-to healthy stuff. Strive to maintain a range between 1,700 - 1,900 calories each day. My doc said that is a totally healthy range for me.
Get back to tracking everything I eat on SparkPeople.com. So very helpful to me.
Move every day. I will either walk (fast), ride, run or do steps. If it is too hot or too late, I can do steps in front of the tv at home. But I LOVE being outside when I am working out. I don't even mind the extreme heat so much, except it is pretty tough for cycling or running.
Drink tons of water. I pretty much always have. You know you're drinking enough water when your pee is clear. What color is your pee?
Move my weigh-in day to Fridays.
If I have learned anything over the past few months (since March 1st), it is how to stay pretty close to a healthy plan for maintaining. Basically, when I used to cheat on a diet (or exercise program), it would quickly lead to just giving up.
Maybe you have experienced this before. A short period of inactivity and bad nutritional choices can lead us to slide into the mental losing game of apathy and negative self-talk. I am getting fully back on plan today, before I slide down into that hole.
I would love to know how some of you climb out of the hole of bad choices when it comes to exercise and weight loss.
P.S. Mrs. Clyde's iTouch Challenge has a new target and a new date: 275 pounds by Labor Day. I weighed 295 this morning. Should be easy to do, if I stay on plan.