I did it – I stuck to my promise and walked this morning. I had to go on the treadmill due to the rain and by the time I decided the rain wouldn’t stop for me, I only had 30 minutes to get it done. I did 2 miles in 34:35. The miles seem to take so much longer on the treadmill and I am not sure why there seems to be such a time difference beetween walking outside and on the treadmill, but there is. Regardless, I did it. Day one of getting back to it.
I am setting some goals for myself and I want to share them with you. Some you’ve heard before, some maybe you have not.
- No Starbucks today, tomorrow, or Friday. They should be a rare treat on the weekends, not several days a week.
- Get back to drinking at least 64 oz. of water a day. Most days I meet this goal, but I need to do it EVERYDAY.
- Focus more on fruits and veggies and less on processed foods.
- Track every bite I take. This has fallen very low on my list of priorities and that needs to change. The busier I am, the harder this is so I just need to really focus on it.
- Walk 3 days a week, no less. More is good, but not less. I have to remember that even in this funk when I don’t want to walk, I will feel much better after I’ve done it. Plain and simple.
Some of you may have heard about the #7daychip, maybe you have not. I’ve seen it fly by in Twitter posts and read about it on a couple different blogs I follow. Most recently I read about it over on Jen’s blog, Jen In Real Life. She just got her #7daychip after setting a goal to track her food everyday. As she put it, she tracked everything for 8 days – the good, the bad, the ugly. If she can do it, so can I.
I visited the website for the #7daychip, which you can find here. You can read about Brad Gansberg and more on his website. The #7daychip is an acknowledgement of going 7 days without eating in an uncontrolled manner. You determine your own standards that you need to achieve this goal.
Since I want, NEED, to get back to tracking all of my foods, my goal is the same as Jen’s. To track everything I eat for 8 days. The good, the bad, the ugly. When I’m done (notice I didn’t say if), it will be a big accomplishment, one that will work side by side with my Weight Watchers goals. The goals that I know work when I do it.
With that said, I’ve already had 2 bottles of water this morning and I had oatmeal for breakfast, with soy milk and half an apple. Very filling.
Have any of you done the #7daychip? I’d love to hear about it if you have! Feel free to share some of your goals, too.