History Repeats Itself

I’ve spent all week thinking about how I want to proceed with my plan of action to get re-focused on my healthy goals.  It’s not something I’ve taken lightly because I’m through going in circles.  Obviously I need change and something new to keep me motivated.

They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit.  So, for the next 21 days I’m going to:

  • Stay within my points.
  • Think about my food decisions before eating.
  • Track every bite that goes into my mouth.
  • Drink at least 2L of H20.
  • Be active.
  • Identify triggers/issues that make me want to eat and focus on resolving them without food.
  • Re-establish the reasons why I need to get to a healthy weight.
  • Blog about every set back, struggle and victory.

Hopefully after 21 days I’ll have gotten back into my healthy habits and can continue on. 

Fresh, new, exciting, fun.  That’s where I’m going with this.  I’ve come up with a couple of challenges for myself that I want to do in conjunction with the changes.

Go Veggie – Yup, I’ve always wanted to see if I could survive a vegetarian lifestyle so now’s the time.  I’ve stocked up on fruits & veggies, dairy, whole grains and lots of non-meat proteins.  You are going to be to seeing a lot of new recipes and creative meals over the next few weeks.  I’ve got plans for black bean burgers, quiche, cream of broccoli soup, bella burgers, stirfrys, pizza, veggie burgers, pasta dishes and more.

30 Minutes of Me – Each I’m going to take a bit of time out from the world and focus on 100% on me. Simples things like a bubble bath, savouring a cup of tea in silence, a bit of reading or a quiet yoga session.  When I first started losing weight I repeated over and over to myself that I had to come first, that I was important and that I am worth it.  It’s time I started putting myself first again, don’t you think? I honestly think this is going to be waaaay harder then going vegetarian for 3 weeks.  

Plan goes into effect tomorrow with the posting of my first official WI.  My ass has been kicked and there’s no turning back.

Spotted On The Streets

Jodi Picoult