It seems like every few weeks I am writing a post about restarting this journey to lose weight and get fit. The fact is that I give in way too easily. I am easily swayed when it comes to just living without planning or rules. And I am paying the price as I have basically flushed all the progress that I made over the last year down the drain. In fact, I talked about this before.
Since moving to Arizona I have just not had the focus to do what I need to do. And while I know that the ultimate goal is to get fit, I put too much stock in losing weight. Ultimately, the weight will come off as long as I am eating better, and exercising. I am not making any grand proclamations. What I know is this:
(1) Things have to change.
(2) They have to change now.
The steps will be small, but they will be positive ones. My goals are as follows:
Make better choices. This means avoiding sugar, grains, and fast food.
Sleep. I will be in bed by 12:00 AM. Everyday.
Set a morning routine. I need to awake at 6:00 AM, write, take my fish and butter oils, and eat breakfast. This has to happen every day or I get, as my dear friend from teanhoneybread says, “hangry” and I eat whatever is available.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day.
That’s it. These are the things I am going to focus on for the next 21 days starting Thursday, May 2. Why not tomorrow? Well, I am heading to a Prince concert and I know that I’ll be partying and drinking. No sense in setting myself up to fail.