Getting Healthy – Week 1

Well, one week of trying to be healthier under my belt and I feel pretty darn good about it. For those of you who don’t remember, or didn’t read last week’s post, my goals for last week were to:

  1. Drink my 2L of water daily
  2. Log 10,000 steps daily
  3. Track everything I ate, even if it meant I went over my calorie goal.

And I did! Okay, in all honesty, it wasn’t perfect. But, I hit each goal 6 out of 7 days, which I think is pretty flamin’ awesome. And I even managed to drag myself to the gym one day, if only for 20 minutes on the elliptical. Woot me!

It’s amazing how much better I feel when I try to take care of myself and do what I know I should be doing. Which raises the question “Why not take care of yourself if it makes you feel so good?” (Answer: Because sometimes it’s just easier to eat the doughnuts.) I also had a pretty good result on the scale this week (down to 164.4 lbs!), which just reinforces that healthy choices are better choices. (Though I’m sure some of that was leftover bloat from my food fest with Jessie.)

But, lest you think it’s all sunshine and unicorns over here in “Getting Healthy Land,” I’m already terribly bored with my go-to healthy snacks and lunches. And I’m tired of thinking about what I can eat with the calories I have left. And I would really really rather take a nap this afternoon than go for a walk, but I know I won’t get my steps in today otherwise. It really, truly is so much easier to sit on the couch and play Frozen Free Fall and shovel food in and not give a crap.

I will prevail, however. I will go to Harris Teeter this weekend and get some new and exciting healthy foods. Maybe I’ll try a new fruit this week. I will not abandon my fledgling healthful habits already!

So the goals for this week are:

  1. Drink 2L of water a day.
  2. Log 10,000 steps a day.
  3. Track all of my food every day.
  4. Exercise twice for at least 20 minutes each time.

You’ll notice the new one on the end. I figure I’m not going to suddenly get back to running every day when I’ve been sitting on my butt for months. Twice a week is a good starting point.

Come back next week to see how I did. And thanks for the support!


1 thought on “Getting Healthy – Week 1

  1. I need to follow your idea and start setting health goals! This whole sit at my butt for 8 hours desk job thing is starting to catch up to me – and not just in the fact that pants are starting to feel a bit snug but I’m so sleepy all the time and I know it’s because of sitting all day and lack of good eating. If you find some wonderful fun healthy snacks let me know, veggies and hummus is my go to but it gets old after a while!! Good luck with keeping your goals, I’ve found the water one is easy once you get in that routine.

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