Healthy habits update 1

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Well here it is one week into the new year and I can say confidently I have failed at some things but learned from them as well.

First I have failed at the 17 day diet gal’s winter challenge.  Yep it’s only day 2 but I’m pretty sure I’m a drop out.  I tried doing the transistional smoothie day and that bombed.  You see it finally decided to cold here in my neck of the woods and as I run cold to begin with I just couldn’t bring myself to drink cold liquids all day.  Still I tried to shake that off, reminding myself that it was optional and the first day of the challenge would be different.  Umm yeah, that was a fail too.  Lots went wrong and I learned from them but I just couldn’t get over them.  I have decided I need to learn to deal with some of my triggers first before I go on such a restrictive diet.  I don’t want to blow something and then best myself up and “medicate” with food for the screw up.  So I’m not continuing with the challenge right now.

However, not everything is a failure.  I have been starting my day with warm lemon water.  I learned about this many years ago through a book study.  I can’t say I feel any different doing it but it has seems to help break the soda habit.  Which leads to my next healthy habit break through – I haven’t had a soda of any kind since Sunday.  I was starting my day with ginger ale and then sometimes having a Coke too.  I must say that I would really like one right now but I’m trying to resist.  Also I have started oil pulling.  Yeah, I don’t know.  It certainly isn’t something I purposely looked up or anything.  It was more I saw it several times on my Pinterest feed, read a few times and thought, eh what the heck, we will give it a try and see what happens.  I know my teeth are less then healthy and if this can help then I have lost nothing.  I’m also drinking more water and green tea.  That was another area I was failing with the 17 day diet, I was not able to get 64 ounces of water and 3-4 cups of green a day.  It just isn’t happening.

So there you have, my update as of one week into 2016.

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Happy New Year

So here it, 2016.  I have many things running through my head.  I’m not normally so reflect or forward thinking at New Year’s but this year am.  Why I’m not ready to share everything going through my mind there is one thing I need to share.  I need to share for accountability and for an outlet and just well because I do.

I need to lose weight.  Unhealthy habits and laziness are leading to places I don’t like.  I stepped on the scale today and saw I weight I haven’t seen since shortly having having my last child 6 years ago and while I knew changes needed to be made, that cement the fact that changes need to be made.

I’m not expecting to do this quickly.  I want to be realistic about this.  Therefore my big picture goal would be to hit my goal weight by my anniversary in August.  That’s just about a pound a week.  I will frequently need to remind myself that this is slow and steady kind of race.

My first attempt  goal at losing weigh will be to make it through the 17 day diet gal’s challenge. The transistional day is Tuesday, and the challenge starts Wednesday.  I want to make it through cycle 1 and see how I feel when that is done.  I also checked out the 17 Day Diet book from the library to have the additional resource even though her blog is pretty in-depth. If I make through the first 17 days and seem to be having success or even just feeling better I’ll continue to cycle 2.

One thing you are to do on the 17 day diet is to start the day with warm lemon water.  Not the first I have heard or nor tried doing this.  So to start the year off right and get ready for the challenge that’s what I did today.  You are also suppose to drink 3-4 cups of green tea so I’m going to try to start that awhile too.

I am hoping to give weekly updates on how the “race” is going.  I’m sure sometimes they will be raw and emotional and filled with highs and lows.  

Here is to a healthy 2016!