So, I did something scary today. I took pictures of myself in my bikini and posted them on this website under the tab My Journey. However, I needed to do it. I'm in the business of assisting others on setting and meeting goals. What better way to prove my mettle than to set a goal and show my progress over the next month. I'll be the first to admit though that it was a little nerve wracking to post pics of myself looking less than stellar. I'm fairly okay with the way I look at 47, but I know that there are improvements that I want to make. This gives me a chance to do just that.
I'm going to report daily on my exercise and food intake. I had a pretty good food day, but my danger zone is always late in the day. I do a great job of eating at breakfast and lunch, then I seem to lose it with supper and my sweet tooth takes over. I'll be working hard to curb some of those habits and do a more consistent job with protein intake. As a vegetarian, that can be somewhat tricky to get enough protein. One way that I can combat it is by having a protein shake (30 grams!). I'm also going to eat more healthy carbs and increase the vegetables.
On the exercise side, this is a good time to whip myself into shape. I had to face the fact that I'm not ready to run another half-marathon. I seem to have lost my mojo, and I started putting way too much pressure on myself to still try to run it. So, I took a step back. I want to enjoy running again, and right now I'm not enjoying it. It's time to remember why I started doing it in the first place and why I love it. Plus, I plan to get back to my weightlifting routine. That routine has been very inconsistent.
It's scary when you have to admit your own shortcomings, but that is the first step in making changes. If I want to do a great job for my clients, I need to do a great job for myself. Welcome to My Journey!
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.