Monday, September 14, 2009

Things to Tell Myself Today

1. I think I can, I think I can...
2. I know I can, I know I can...
3. I want to.
4. I need to.

Now that that's out of the way, **here's to a great week**. Cheers.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A woMAN with a plan...

I have been completely off of WW for the past 2 weeks, eating any and everything in sight. I haven't stepped on a scale either...afraid of what it is going to tell me. I have known that the chaos must stop, and I guess I've been prepping myself....gathering health magazines, healthy recipes, etc. I've been really unorganized the past few weeks and I think that has alot to do with my recent binge. I just started my last semester of classes and they are hard. Harder than I remember my last few semesters being. I don't know if it's the pressure of needing to pass them in order to graduate in December, or what....but I am usually in a groove by now and I'm not. I don't feel prepared for my first exams I'll be taking next week and I don't know what to do about it. Maybe after I take the first exams and know how the tests are set up I will relax a bit and find what schedule works for me...but until then, pray that I pass these first exams!!

As I mentioned, I haven't been planning. So I just a rough list of how I would like to structure my days. Maybe if I type it out, print it and tape it on the fridge, in my bathroom, on the tv....I'll have a better chance of doing what I planned.

Here's my tentative plan:

EXERCISE. (one of my classes is Health Identification and Management, and right now I'm studying heart disease and the causes of it. It's scaring the crap out of me.)
-I plan to do my WATP video 5 times a week. I'll start with the 2 mile and work my way to the 3 mile. I know that doesn't sound like much, but I'm so out of shape, I need to start somewhere. After I have mastered the 3 mile, I will add pilates/yoga 3 times a week.

-I am going to (try) to get up a few mintues before Mason in the morning so I can stretch, breathe, and just wake up. I will also do this after he goes to bed at night.

-I'm going to make sure that Mason gets enough time everyday to practice counting, ABC's, art, reading, etc.
-I will make a list of 3 tasks/chores to get done that day...otherwise nothing gets done!

-I'm going to listen to music everyday. It makes me happy.
-I'm going to take at least 30 min. a day for me; paint my nails, read, take a bath, etc.
-I'm going to plan my meals before I grocery shop for the week so that I don't buy junk.
-I'm going to go to bed by 11pm when possible so I get enough sleep.

I would like to lose 30 lbs. by December....I graduate in December and would like to buy a new dress :)