I can’t even believe I am still doing this. Two whole months! I know I am not doing a fantastic job, but I am getting some results! On Wednesday I wore a denim skirt. It was a skirt that I put on to wear in January and it was too tight. I wore it all day Wednesday with no discomfort!
In my Health/PE class, we are doing a pedometer project. I have to wear the pedometer and record my steps for 5 days a week. The end goal is supposed to be a minimum of 10,000 steps a day. 10K! OMG I have only made over 5K on one day so far. We enter the results into a spreadsheet and look at our average steps. The first week my average was only 3310. We add 300 to our average for the next week. So the second week my goal was 3610. I averaged 3977. The goal for week three is now 4277. The project is 6 weeks. I don’t know if I can get up to 10K in that short a time.
I am still mostly failing in the exercise department. I only got in exercise one day in this week. I know I need to do better. I know that being sedentary is unhealthy. I know that I am lazy. I am just having a hard time with the motivation for it. I just don’t like to do it. I don’t want to do it. If the exercise were a make or break deal for doing the Healthy Goals, I would stop doing the Goals at all. I just can’t get into it.
But I am doing well with the other goals. I am letting that keep me going. I am not giving up because I consistently miss one goal. I will eventually get that goal too.
I am doing great with eating lots of fruit and vegetables. I am finding that the more of those I eat, the less meat I crave. I am not aiming to be a vegetarian, but I am not feeling like eating meat very much. I didn’t expect this change. I am craving less snacky foods, too. I eat an orange or an apple or a banana for a snack at least twice a day. So when I feel a little hungry, I am not having the urge to eat a bunch of chips or sweets.
Also, with the amount of water I am drinking, I am not wanting anything else. Hubby had a sweet tea recently, which is usually the thing I want most in the world. He got it for us to share. I barely had two swallows of it! I just didn’t want it. I love sweet tea! I haven’t felt the desire for a coke in at least two weeks. I actually have to make myself drink the glass of milk I need every day. Well, okay, I admit I drank 3 cokes at the baby shower. But that was really much more for the caffeine kick than the craving for a coke. I needed the caffeine to keep me going after all the stress I had been having. The stressing out had exhausted me!