Tracking My Activities.

So, I’ve got a new goal: drink less and lose weight.  Yep, I know.. I’m doing it again.

I’ve done well with drinking less in general – I no longer drink on airplanes which is HUGE for me…  now I’m used to it, seems weird to have a drink on the plane now.  Didn’t take that long or was it that painful to make this healthy change in my life.  And in general, with work being so busy, I’ve not had as much time to “cut loose” as I used to.

But after Friday, being wildly hung-over I was (and quite possibly legally drunk until noon or so) at the Atlanta Airport, I’ve decided I’ve got to cut back on the booze for a while.   On Friday I decided to not drink at all for a week.. but that changed on Saturday, when GFP came over and had a few glasses of wine, and had a pomegranate martini with C-Licious on Sunday.

Anyway, I thought that while I’m at it, why not ALSO do what my doctor recommended… which was to eat before I run/exercise.  When I went to the doctor to get my IUD inserted, he told me to eat breakfast.. I let him know I don’t usually eat breakfast… and we had a great conversation on how that is not good for me. He said that if I ate a small bit of protein and carbs before I work out, I could lose up to 5 pounds.   I told him I’d do it (it was on my New Years Resolutions this year, and my weight hasn’t budged down or up), he weighed me before I left, and the bet is on!!

So,  my goal is to:

  • take two sobriety nights a week AND
  • eat before I exercise in the morning. 

And I’m going to document all of my activities (time with friends, dates, goals, etc) on my new fancy  Calendar Of Activities.  Its how I was able to achieve so much last year..  keeping track of it via calendar. Keeps me honest.

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New Years Stats – Week 1.

So far, so good.  I’m doing what I set out to do this year.

Healthwise, I’ve exercised almost every day, which was a habit already, but nice to continue into the new year.  I’ve also been very successful at creating a new bedtime routine – tea instead of a cocktail.  May seem like an easy thing for most folks, but something I’ve struggled with, and so far have been successful in creating a new habit. 

What makes it challenging is the sobriety…  it’s easy to fall asleep while ‘buzzed’… calms the mind.  When buzzed, I don’t have to think about life, future, etc.. I don’t have to be in my own head, with myself.   My New Year’s Resolution requires me to be sober and conscious when I fall asleep.  Much more of a challenge than merely ‘not having the final-final’.

So far so good.  Tea has done me well.   I am tired, exhausted really.  Even with Ambien, I’m not sleeping thru the night.   But its time.. time to get on the meditation track, figure my ‘stuff’ out, and “get ‘er done”. 

On my Beach Body NYR, I joined Weight Watchers with a friend, looking to lose the 10 lbs and get my Beach Body back.  Traveling has made it challenging… but really, IMO, its just an excuse.  I’m great with eating right, I just drink to much and dont exercise when on the road.  I’ll figure this out in time… 

Not Buying It.. not a problem. I’m not a big spender in general.