Monday, August 22, 2005
So, today I'm starting "The Plan" which really isn't much of plan, because I have very vague guidelines that I am following. Nevertheless, I hope to follow my gut (only not literally because then I will fail) and the basic guidelines of my plan and get back in shape the way I want to be. I plan to not eat any dessert (please don't tempt me) lots of fruits and veggies, small portions, no pasta, only 100% whole grain bread (because I heard the way to lose is by staying away from enriched flour), and exercise 4-5 times a week. In order to motivate myself to exercise more, I am buying an iPod tonight. I have wanted one for over a year and I feel like being impulsive today. Just don't tell those holding me accountable to my budget. I've thought about getting my heart broken again, because that's always a good motivator, but when the opportunity presented itself I decided against it. Of course it's not really that I need motivation. I want to work out, but so many things really do get in the way and then it just doesn't fit into my schedule as often as it used to. But, I figure with fall approaching it won't be so terribly hot and humid at night, so I can power walk or run a lot. So far, my first day has been pretty successful. I've eaten a chicken salad, veggies, and a very small pizza (not the best choice), and I power-walked 3 miles. So, I'm optimistic. I'm off to do some crunches . . .