Set your alarm for 6am. Don't groan when it goes off and pull the covers over your head, get up and start your day. Put on a baggy top and running shorts. Go downstairs and pour yourself a nice big glass of ice water. Cut up some fruit and mix it in with yogurt. Add some granola. Now go outside. Stretch for 10 minutes. Skip for 5 minutes. Jog for 10 minutes. Run for 10 minutes. Walk back. Lay out a towel on the ground and lie down on it. Do 50 crunches. Yes, they hurt, but they are 100% worth it. When you're done, get in the shower. Use a nice smelling shampoo and matching conditioner. Shave your legs and wash your body. Exfoliate your face. Get out of the shower and let your hair air dry. Look in the mirror. Do you like what you see? If you do, good for you. Do this every day and you will continue to love yourself. If you don't like what you see, do this every day and pretty soon you will. Being lazy might feel good at the time, but being active feels better in the long run. How badly do you want it?
Replace going outside for the gym and maybe I’d do this… Maybe… I do love my sleep ins…. Urgh. Turmoil!
Exercise wise, today was a good day. I woke up early and went to the gym with my friend. I smashed out some cardio on the bike and treadmill and then I had class so we had to leave. Tomorrow is set to be the same, so I’m excited about that. Wednesday we’ve decided to do a Body Pump class. It’s gonna hurt, but it’s gonna be awesome!
Food wise not great. I had a sweet-chilli burger with fries and half a chocolate thick shake. Sighhhh. I need to get a control on my willpower! I also had multigrain toast with vegemite and an apple which I’m happy about, but lunch was a major letdown!
I shall try and be good for dinner! Fingers crossed.
I have had quite a lot of water today though, which is a plus!
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So I have decided to keep a reflection log about how my days go, weight loss and exercise wise so that I can keep myself accountable. Kinda like a food diary but encompassing all aspects of healthy living. I’ll probably get them done before I go to bed so I can reflect on the healthy choices I’ve made or confess to the mistakes I’m bound to make as the days go on. Honesty is the best policy! After all, I’m only lying to myself.
Without further ado, Day One:
Today wasn’t too bad, food wise. I have made some good decisions regarding food choice so I’m happy about that. I haven’t done any exercise though, so I’m annoyed with myself. Very annoyed actually, because I had time to do some and chose not to! Urgh!
Tomorrow, however, I have a gym date scheduled with a friend so I will stick to that and eat healthy of course.
I’m about to go to the supermarket to get the week’s groceries and I’m determined to make healthy choices when it comes to shopping. I’m actually about to eat an orange so I’m not hungry when I get there. I’m always so much worse when I’m hungry before shopping. Learning from previous mistakes! Woo!