Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Motivation for a New Year

I am hoping that this year I accomplish some first. I want to learn how to sew. I want to finally take guitar lessons. I want create. I start every new year will grande ideas of being thin, learning a new language, reading books every day. I start, try for awhile, and eventually fail. Last year I made no resolutions. This year I will try again to make and KEEP one. Just one! I started Metabolic in November. When I followed the program stictly I lost 8 pounds. Of course Thanksgiving, birthdays, and Christmas have happened and I just can't seem to say "No" to sweets sometimes. Needless to say I haven't lost (or gained) any weight in a few weeks. I really want to lose 15-20 pounds more. My goal to have this weight gone is March 1st. I hope if I get rid of the weight by then I will have a few months to prepare myself for summer. I want this to be a permanent change, not a temporary one. I have also decided to start teaching yoga again. I stopped teaching back in April because I just didn't have time. I was so busy doing so much I felt yoga had to go. What I didn't count on was that I depended on those classes as much as my students to keep me in shape and to keep my mind in balance. I need yoga. Of course I thought I'd continue to do yoga on my own, but I didn't. I didn't have the accountability anymore. Depression set in, weight was gained, my body started hurting again. It is amazing how a simple practice like yoga can help me so much, but it does. So with all that in mind I am stepping up my yoga practice and getting my business up off the ground. I don't have a name or plan really. Just looking for some clients. I hope that this time next year I am a new person. God is working on me all the time and this year he has worked through me like never before. I have learned so many lessons and I look forward to what He will teach me next year. Bring it on 2012!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tomorrow starts my journey

Tomorrow I begin Day 1 of Metabolic. I have been pre-conditioning for the last week and let me tell you it is hard! I guess I never realized how unhealthy I was eating until I tried to eat healthy. I am craving sugar and given the excuse of,'I haven't officially started yet', has given me reason to cheat.
My breakfast has consisted every morning of two pieces of Melba toast, two egg whites, and sometimes an apple. I'm sure it will get old fast, but I will say I am satisfied longer now that I am actually eating breakfast that I was before. Lunch is hit or miss. I am so often not at home during lunch time so it is hard to eat right. For dinner I have been eating chicken, chicken, chicken and vegetables.
I bought the metabolic cookbook and my goal is to cook one or two recipes from the cookbook everyday with my ultimate goal being to cook almost everything in the cookbook. I say 'almost' because I do not eat pork or shellfish. According to the Bible they are unclean foods. I think tomorrow I will make Cinnamon toast. Sounds yummy right? I have to eat half an orange and a protein everyday too.
Everyday I will post my progress, what I've eaten, and my recipes. I am hoping this blog will help me keep myself accountable. Weird right? I don't expect anyone else to read this, but if you do please leave an encouraging word! God bless and good night.