Geek Goals

This year is about getting my sanity back. Getting my health my house and my family into a better place by deliberate incremental changes in all areas of my life.

Friday, March 07, 2008

OK, I'm really doing it

As I mentioned before I've been reading You on a Diet and doing a few things it recommends. It was especially motivating to hear that Jossie followed it for the past 3 months and hasn't hated it. So here I am! Last Saturday I've started following "the diet" with my husband. The biggest thing it is doing for me is eating more vegetables, not eating after 8:30, and think about how hungry I am before I eat. I do well while I'm at work, but when night comes around, I love my snacks. They're not even that bad, its just the volume. Another good thing is when I don't have enough time for a workout, I make a point to get a walk in. Usually I'd skip it altogether.

I really need to work on my arm strength. I recently started going to a weight-lifting class that I haven't done in about 5 years. Its a lot harder than it used to be. When we work on arms, I use the smallest weight possible and it is still way too much. Meanwhile all around me, young and old, are easily using 4x the weight I'm using. Sigh.


Danielle said...

Its important to have a goal to work on. Arm Strength in 3 months... check!

Karen said...

You would have thought I would have done more of that before BWCA last year... apparently not THAT important to paddle or carry a 30 lb pack. :)

jmac said...

The funny thing is that I didn't really even know (or see) that I was following a diet because so far in the book he hasn't yet mentioned how to do this thing. Just finished chapter 5 and I think he's going to start getting into that in the next chapter. However Brian finished the book so he's the one who started me on green tea, walking, eating more veggies, etc. I think because I stopped thinking about this as a diet from a book Brian had read and started thinking about how I could do what every health expert recommends (exercising, eating more veggies, not eating 2hrs before bed, eating a balance meal, etc) I finally "got it" This isn't about which diet works, this is about ME. Every diet works...if you follow it.

So if you start thinking about how you're going to change your life and avoid thinking of how this "trying a new diet" will go, you'll find out that this is a great book to help you get rolling into a new healthy you for good.

BTW - I plan my cheat days through the week. I usually have 2, but they don't start in the morning and go till the night like Body For Life recommends...they're just one meal. But if there's a cookie being offered to me outside of those two days, I still take it and eat it soooo very slowly. Take one small bite, and put it down till it's gone. This is how I keep myself realistic :-)

I know you can do this!!!