My plans for today were blown to hell after a pretty rough day. I’ll start tomorrow. I know I probably should have gone ahead and done what I intended to but it’ll be better if I start fresh tomorrow.
I weighed 140.8 this morning. I have at least fifteen pounds to lose. One pound a week is my goal. If I’m losing more than that I’ll adjust my calories to meet my needs as I’m becoming more active.
I want to do the Couch to 5K program to start running. I started it before Christmas but got sick and it fell apart. It was difficult to find the motivation to do it again but I really want to run. When I was doing it I really enjoyed the process. It felt really good to be moving.
I have been doing yoga for some time now through YogaDownload. I really enjoy my time on my mat and want to keep up with it. Right now my favorite class is Lunar Flow #1 and I’ve just recently moved up to a 30 minute class that contains a shoulder stand! One thing yoga is teaching me is to not be afraid to try something new. Just do it and see what happens. I am so close to getting that shoulder stand!
The biggest changes are going to come into my diet. For now I’m going to stay around 1200 calories and watch things. I know as I get more advanced in running I’m going to need more calories, but from my past experience, that is the level I need to be at to lose weight. Other nutrients in the foods are going to be observed as I go along because this is something I want to change for life. I will not cut foods out of my diet just because they’re “unhealthy” but adjust my intake to meet my cravings.
I actually started a blog in September with the same goal in mind. Unfortunately I set too many rules for myself and failed epically. I eventually felt like there wasn’t any reason for someone to want to read what I was putting out there. As soon as I quit blogging, I quit doing all the other wonderful things for myself. I’m working to rediscover it all.
Tomorrow it all changes.