The Plan. January 7, 2012
Right now just doesn’t seem like the right time for Hilary (my sister) and I to do Weight Watchers again. The thought of counting points just seems like to much and I don’t want to start something that I am almost sure I would stop in a week or two because I was annoyed. So we came up with our own plan that we are hoping will work for us. We broke it down into food and exercise. We are still trying to figure out what is going to work the best for us as far as food goes. We have decided that for the beginning we are going to just try to eat better. For us this means watching portions, eating whole grains and adding more fruit and veggies. We also made the commitment to cook at least 5 nights a week and I am packing my lunch for work instead of eating in the hospital cafeteria. We are thinking about counting calories and are doing some research into what all that entails. Any suggestions would be welcome as neither of use really know what we are doing. As far as exercise is concerned we broke that down unto phases. We started by signing up at our local gym. A membership that we get for free BTW through the apt complex our townhouse is in. Why it took us 3 months to sign up is beyond me, I mean its totally free! For January our goal is to work out 3 times a week, at least. Once at the gym, once together before work (yuck) and one other time of our choosing. In February we are going to increase it by a day and add that it needs to be for at least 20min. March will add another day and longer times. I am hoping that even in January I can motivate myself enough to do more but we want to start with small steps so that we don’t overwhelm ourselves. It seems like sometimes we make all of these big plans and then when we can do it all right away we get frustrated and stop. So I think this is a good way to start.