Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Plan: Bag End to Bree

I'm looking forward to making fitness, nutrition and exercise a regular part of my life, something I really haven't ever done before.

My goal:
Cardio and stamina are tops on my list. I simply have to improve my heart. I would also like to tone up my arms and legs, and reduce and tone my core. I would like to drop 20-35 pounds, but I realize all that might not happen in a mere seven weeks. I am looking to create better habits instead of berating myself for bad ones. Eventually, the better I live, the better I'll feel, and the bonus is that I'll look better too.

My exercise plan:
Ride a stationary bike 3-5 days during the week (at 6:30 in the morning)
60 Minutes of Yoga-Pilates on Sunday.

My nutrition plan:
Increase the good carbs while minimizing the junk food. This is pretty easy, as long as I have the good food around. When I get into starvation mode, I will eat anything I can get my hands on. So I'm trying to make certain I have plenty of pumpkin seeds and tea and water at my cubicle. If I skip, I'll be pounding potato chips on the ride home. Also limit the wine to five or fewer glasses a week. I know this sounds crazy, but the truth is that I love wine, and after a long day of work and kids and house chores, I love watching crime drama, knitting, and having a glass of wine. Unfortunately, that can so easily become two glasses, and then I'm going to bed with alcohol in my system, which has to be a terrible thing nutritionally. So I have bottles of water all over the house. I mean, everywhere. I even have a carafe of water next to my bed, since I frequently have to get up in the middle of the night with my toddler.

An additional wellness goal:
Keep track of how much I smoke.
Ultimately, I would like to quit altogether, and I think that just having to be accountable for each and every cigarette during the day will go a long way toward that. So please feel free to check in and ask how I am doing!

Current Measurements:
Waist: 35"
Abdomen: 38"
Hips: 40"
Weight: 155

Yep, sports fans, I need some help in my lower core in a big, big way.