1. No carbs after 6pm
Now I know this sounds a little more of a BIG thing than a small thing but really think of all the awesome foods out there that are totally carb free...it's not impossible. I WILL allow myself LOW carbs (no more than 20 total) on special occasions. I have really learned since my Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis that eating low/no carb is really easy.
2. More water, at least 10 8oz glasses a day
girls, I love my diet pepsi, I will not be giving it up...I will however not keep it in the house. I have one more case in my garage...after that is gone, I will not be buying more. I prefer my diet pepsi from a fountain, in a cup, over ice balls, with a lid and a straw, preferably delivered by Big Daddy, it always tastes better that way. So all other beverages will be water.
3. 30 min exercise 3 days a week
We have a family gym membership. I never use it. That's pathetic. So I will start this week...30 minutes on the circuit, or water aerobics, or a zumba class...something even if its just a 30 min jog on the treadmill.
OK I have not been perfect. This last week was a rough one for me. I have had a lot on my mind and haven't had a normal sleep schedule and Aunt Flo was here (TMI?) sooooo, it was just kind of bad all the way around.
So instead of dwelling on everything that went wrong, I am giving myself a pass.
I can do that. It's my body. You can give yourself a pass to, really, it's OK!
I plan on going BACK to my healthier choices tomorrow.
But I do want to share one success story with you...Big Daddy's.
For those of you who have been reading my blog for a few years you know that Big Daddy has been losing weight.
Over the course of a year MY man dropped 140 lbs. He did have gastric bypass surgery to help him get started. But I have to tell you we know someone who had surgery the year before him and she is fat again (can you imagine going through all that and then letting yourself get fat again? Crazy! I mean you are risking your life going under...but I digress, you have to really want to change, it's not an easy fix, that's all I am saying).
So it does take work...hard work.
He has kept the weight off for a FULL year now.
And he is currently training for his first 10K.
He has been running everyday and has a 10 min mile, which is pretty good, especially for a guy who just started running.
The other day he went for a run and when he came home I took one look at him and noticed something was wrong.
"Oh no!" I said, "Did you fall down? Are You OK?"
He said, "Yeah, there was a crack in the sidewalk and I landed hard, but I didn't drop my phone AND I got up really fast."
"Are you OK?" I asked, "Uhhh, did anyone see you?"
"Yes, but I was FAST" he laughed.
I have seen Big Daddy fall before, he does get up fast...so fast that you wonder if you really saw him just fall. Cat-like!!
So he asked me to take a picture of his owies for his blog. So I thought I would share the pic with you too.
Cuz really, it sucks that he is thin and I have a muffin top.
I kid, I kid.
I am happy for him and proud of his accomplishments. I love that he made the choice to be healthy for HEALTH reasons and not vanity. Happy that he chose LIFE and that he is really living it, for him self, for me, for our family.
Here is his first year in review...2008-2009.Hopefully I will have a better report for next week, but for now be inspired by Big Daddy...he may need a new pseudo name.