We all do better when we set goals. A good ol’ bloke said this: You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things - to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. -Sir Ed (Edmund Hillary). So I’ve got a few challenging goals of my own:
1-set myself a 12-week challenge in the beginning of the 2010. Habits start to form after doing something for 3 weeks; it becomes part of what we call “body memory”.
2a- eat 6+ fruits/veggies a day. With it being summer here and the strawberries and raspberries going ripe on the vine and the amazing amount of veggies we’re growing this year, I don’t think it’ll be too difficult to get into the habit.
2b- exercise every day even if I don’t feel like it. God knows our dog needs the exercise as much as I do.
2c- limit my intake of junk food to once a week. I like this one because it still lets me go out for dinner on Fridays, or barring takeaways that night, have a chocolate bar or ice cream once a week. No point in going without some of my favourite foods.
3- count calories and by extension, write down what I eat. Myfitnesspal.com has a good tracker that I use.
4- not cheat or lie to myself about food. If I ate a huge bag of tortilla chips in one sitting, I need to say that I ate a whole bag of tortilla chips in one sitting, not several sittings and not over several days.
5- not be in a hurry: we all want it to come off, but it didn’t get there overnight, and it won’t come off overnight. Patience is a virtue.