Apr 7, 2010
Not Going It Alone Anymore
Well, here I go again. Trying to loose weight and get healthy. But this time I am joining in on shortmamas Journey from Muffin Top to Skinny Jeans. It is always easier when you have someone do support you on your goals. And this way there are lots of someones.
The assignment for this week was to list 3 small things you can change to start you down the path to weight loss.
1. Pack my lunch (and breakfast and snacks) and take it to work. We have a cafe out here at the plant and "healthy" is not on the menu. My problem has been that I leave so early in the morning (usually no later than 5:20 a.m.) that I don't have time to make it. I am committing myself to set aside a few minutes each evening and put together a healthy meal that I can just grab on my way out the door.
2. Eat breakfast. Not just breakfast, but a high fiber filling one that will last me till lunch time so I am not tempted to go grab a sugary snack from the vending machine or grab a kolache (sausage stuffed sweet bun) that someone brought in. I am trying to stick with oatmeal or whole grain toast with Greek yogurt.
3. Get up and move. After a 10 hour work day and nearly 2 hours commuting, I want to kick off my shoes, grab an adult beverage and veg out for awhile. I need to get my butt outside and run around with my kids. It will make us both happier have the benefit of burning a few calories.
There you go. Today is the start of a new me. Nah, not really, but it is the day I am going to start trying to take better care of the me I already am. And maybe, just maybe I will let my self control win over the Easter candy tonight.