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!


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. :)