First Week is in the Books
Two weeks ago, I got on the scale and saw a number I’ve never seen. I didn’t like it, so I had to make a change. Last week I went good, not great- but good.
Now that my first week is in the books, I have some great takeaways:
- Stay active. I use my phone for keeping track of my steps. It’s amazing what this does for my psyche.
- Keep it simple. I used to kill myself in cardio in my first workout back from a long break. No need. Plus, it helps with recovery.
- Watching calories. Sadly, there’s some foods without any benefits. Ironically, I don’t crave these unhealthy foods when I stay active.
- Repeat goals daily. There’s nothing better when you have accountability. I’m not discouraging accountability partners. Something is better than nothing.
- Weather makes a difference. Two nights were rainy, and almost kept me from getting some miles in. I’m glad I didn’t. So make sure you have the attire for it.
Since this is the week of Thanksgiving, I’m really excited about working out and eating what I want. One of my college instructors Mike Arnold would say, “Don’t put any meals on credit.” Meaning, workout before you eat the big meal. Well, that’s my goal everyday.
Now that my first week is in the books, I’m ready to take on week #2. I’m focused on more activity, eating healthier and having more fun with my meals. I want to improve my meal plans by bring variety and more flavor. And of course, increase my fluid intake.
Lastly, I don’t watch much television. When I do watch it, it can become addicting with a lot of interesting series of drama, action and suspense. It’s also a distraction to many other things, so I try to keep my distance so these takeaways can be applied.
If you’re on this journey with me, let me know. I’m on MapMyRun (the free edition). I’ll start using that app starting in 2016. Befriend me. Make some progress so I can be encouraged with that notification after you complete an activity. In the meantime, best wishes to you!
Happy Thanksgiving in 2015!
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