So, once again, it's a new month- and we need a little accountability.
In my personal experience October leads into a rollercoaster of food, self-loathing, disappointments, and some hard-knuckled will power through such wonderous events as Halloween, Canadian Thanksgiving, American Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and the January times.
What are your goals?
How did you do last month?
For me, not so hot. I mean- I haven't gained back a million lbs and outgrown my new fabulous wardrobe, which is nice- but the numbers are a little high, the determination is a little low, and I have been a little too "wishy-washy" about it.
So, October. 1st of the month, lets consider it an "equinox" of sorts.
So, what are your goals?
Numerically: Same as August, and September. To be below 175.
Exercise: Kettlebells, and Yoga. Also, Running. I would like to get a minimum of 2 runs in a week. I have a gym membership until October 23rd. I would like to use it more. On single work-out days (non-kettlebell/run/yoga days) I would like to use my handy-dandy ipod a little more, and hit 10,000 steps a day. While exercise has never been an issue, food is, and while I try to figure it out, and I am not compensating with exercise persay, I would like to maintain the regime in order to not blow progress.
Food: Track calories. atleast 4x a week. FULLY. My portion control-eyeballing abilities are pretty good, so that's not the issue, and tracking every day is hard since there's homecooked stuff that I don't personally cook myself sometimes. This is fine.
Halloween Candy: pass it up. If that's hard to do- choose 1 peice that I like, eat it, move on. None of this "hey, let's just eat the whole bag" scenarios.
Binging: I would like to alleviate this little....issue. I am starting a journal. 1 little note a day, one little positive note a day about how the day went, or alternatively an account of what was eaten, and what I was feeling like before it happened.
I am also going to take some "complete" measurements tomorrow morning, first thing, and see what happened on October 31st.