Monday, September 1, 2014

September First

The first day of anything (the month, the year, vacation) always holds so much promise.  It makes us feel like we can become anything we want to be.  For a brief period of time we allow ourselves to see what we really want and how we plan to achieve it.  That resolve is usually fleeting, and sends us back into our regular lives feeling a little blue.  However, come the next first day opportunity we get right back up and go for it again with renewed hopes and enthusiasm. 
Today is September 1st and I am going to grab this opportunity to ride a high that only the renewed spirit of a first day can give you.  I want to lose some weight.  I know the popular phrase is "get in shape", but it's too late for soft peddling.  I am almost the heaviest I have ever been and I know my face looks different because of it. 
The bottom line is I need to consume less calories and burn more.  A food journal is non negotiable and I think I need to go for 7 days per week because I way over do on the weekends.  Food and wine will need to be the main change because I generally get a pretty decent amount of activity.  Lame!!!  I hate this already!  I have a trip planned in a month and I want to wear a swim suit at the pool and I don't want it to be too tight.  I also have a wedding coming up in 3 months that I would love to not feel fat at.  Here's my plan for the coming week, which is shaping up to be an annoying week working 2 nights.

Goals for this week:

  • 10,000 steps 6 out of 7 days
  • Log food for 7 out of 7 days
  • Bike - 3 times 30 minutes
Here's to the power of fresh starts!  

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