Fitness: Healthy Habits

29 Jun

I’ve successfully been keeping a notebook with my food intake, activities, and helpful notes for 8 days now. I couldn’t even keep a diary for 3 days when I was a kid, so this is earth shattering to me. Are you excited? Perhaps no.

The first hurdle to be jumped for my big fitness plan was interest. Staying interested in getting fit has always been a problem for me. Of course the desire to lose weight and gain strength is always there, but staying motivated and mindful has proven difficult.

1. Mindset. This is battle. Absolute confidence is necessary.

2. Immersion. Surround yourself with images or words of motivation. Bookmark good exercises or recipes. Do this everyday.

3. Find a fun activity that you could do everyday. Cycling, hackysack, running, spoiling the dog with a loooooong walk.

4. Pride. When you walk through Wawa or the grocery be proud when you don’t look twice at the chips or candy.

5. Don’t kill yourself over it. I have a couple of good bars of chocolate from Whole Foods in my fridge, because sometimes it’s okay to have a treat.

6. Food! Things I’ve been eating:

Salad with Garlic Expressions dressing

Homemade granola bars – with variations on ingredients

Smoothies

That’s all for now. I still haven’t bought a scale, but I hope to get one this weekend!

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3 Responses to “Fitness: Healthy Habits”

  1. Anonyvox July 7, 2011 at 11:28 PM #

    I far and away do my best with weight loss when I am food journaling. I used SparkPeople for a while and that’s when I lost the most weight. I made much better decisions because I really didn’t want to see those above-target number of calories eaten.

    My problem is that I can’t stick with it more than a month or so at a stretch. :-(

    (Here via your recent comment at Offbeat Mama. Hi!)

    • dietplaid July 16, 2011 at 10:42 AM #

      Hi there! Thanks for visiting!
      Journaling is definitely good. I started using myfitnesspal.com and I love it! I’ve already lost a few pounds and I’m starting to see that I was not eating enough calories before, which stunted my weight loss. Oops!

  2. Luisa September 2, 2011 at 12:03 PM #

    Go, Jen, go! I’m your biggest fan! Love, Mumsy.

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