Tuesday, July 11, 2006

My 10-Week Challenge

I have decided to give myself a reason to get back in the swing of things.... 10 weeks from today is our Gala at work. I have to dress all nice and there are lots of pictures taken, and I'd really like to feel good about how I look. It also marks one year since I fell off the wagon and put on about 15 pounds of stress eating getting ready for the Gala 2005. And trust me, this year is MUCH more stressful, so I need to focus on being good rather than just letting it all go.

So, over the next 10 weeks, I plan to....

  • Track my points, even if I don't stick to my daily allowance. Just keeping track of what you eat makes you much more aware and accountable for your intake.
  • Work in more fruits and veggies and cut back on the salt and starch.
  • Eat more seafood and experiment with cooking some fish.
  • Exercise! Try to do some kind of non-commute-related (as in don't just count walking to the Metro) workout 5 days a week.
  • Combine strength training with just the usual cardio that I have done in the past.
  • More water! Less soda and Starbucks.
I would love to shoot for a 10 pound loss over these 10 weeks, but I don't want to put too much pressure on myself with a number. I hope that sticking to these priorities will help with that scale, too!

You know I'll be charting my progress here, so stay tuned....and wish me luck!

2 comments:

Pretty in Pink said...

Good Luck! I think your challenge is a great idea and you have very realistic objectives to work on toward your goal! And know that if you ever need to talk WW with someone I'm here!


ps I have to share this...my word verification is okdyke...

Ms. M the Mixin' Vixen said...

wow! those are great goals! can't wait to read about your progress. :)