Wow. How is it already June 1? I can barely believe its 2010, much less halfway into it! Time fliiiies.
So I got my bridesmaid dress for the August wedding I am in yesterday and it doesn’t fit. I still have over 2 months so I know it will be fine, but I think I have been a little too lax with my diet and exercise lately, and have been slipping into maintenance mode even though I need to still be in lose mode. I mentioned this last night, but today is a new month, and the start to a new regime. I am really going to refocus and do my best to get to my goal weight by the August 7th wedding so that I can look and feel my best that day (not to mention stop paying $40 a month!).
In order to be at my goal weight, I need to lose around 10 pounds, 12 based on what the scale said this morning. I’m pretty sure thats partly from just being bloated from eating too much this weekend and not working out, so I’ll check again tomorrow morning and I’m sure it’ll be less. That said, I’ll probably need to lose about 10 more pounds, which I think is totally do-able if I just make a few changes. I want to keep eating a lot of whole foods and the same types of things I was eating before, I just want to eat a little less, and have lighter toppings on oatmeal/yogurt/salads.
I’ve decided that I am going to set some goals for the month of June to help me achieve my broader goal of getting to goal weight. I’m putting them out there so I will stick with them and plan to do a mid-month and end of month check in, and then set new goals for the month of July. Here goes:
1.) Drink more water. I have been majorly slipping in this department and water is so good for me, not to mention sometimes you can think you’re hungry when you’re really just thirsty. 8+ cups a day.
2.) Be consistent with exercise. Goal of working out 5x per week, which includes running at least once a week. Even on rest days, I want to do a little bit of activity like push ups and sit ups in the morning or bed.
3.) Get back to strength training. I need to strength train at least once a week because I’ve basically stopped doing it all together. Strength training is so important to building lean muscle mass so that you burn more calories at rest.
4.) Go back to Weight Watchers Meetings – I’m still paying for it, but haven’t been since April or May… I don’t even know the last time I went to weigh in. I need to just face the official scale and go so that I can get myself back on track (and get the benefits I’m paying for!)
5.) Limit alcohol consumption – I’ve been drinking a lot more than usual lately, which is a lot of empty calories, plus I make such bad decisions when drinking (hello 3am unblogged pizza on Friday night). I have the Bachelorette Party coming up June 12th in Atlantic City, but other than that, I don’t want to do any crazy drinking during the month of June. A drink here or there is fine, but no more getting tipsy frequently/overdoing it.
6.) Count WW Points. Ugh. This is my least favorite one, but it’s what I really need to do. I can’t promise I’ll be religious about it, but I do plan to try to estimate meals and cut back on unnecessary add-ins for meals that make them too pointy. I think it’s good to come back to points when I go into weight-loss mode, but I am happy to know that I can still maintain my weight (as I have since January) without counting points.
OK so now that I put those out there I am feeling better. I CAN do this. I know it.
Breakfast today started off on the right foot with a bowl of cold oats.
Into the mix went:
- 1/2 cup oats (2 pts)
- 2/3 cup skim milk (1 pt)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (1 pt)
- Raisin Bran Vitatop (1pt)
This bowl was really satisfying for just 5 points. I think the chia seeds really do make a big difference in fullness, but I didn’t use the protein powder so we’ll see how it holds me over. I have a lot of stuff to do to get ready for my business trip today – so I’ll be back after lunch!
Do you set monthly goals for yourself? What are your goals for June? If you don’t set monthly goals, is there a reason? I don’t normally set monthly goals and partly its because I feel like I already do a lot for my health and fitness, so to set goals on top of what I already do can feel like a little much. that said, when I don’t set goals I find that I can go a bit off track, as has been the case lately. We’ll see how June goes but I’m feeling good about it, and feeling like these goals are going to help me keep my eyes on the prize!