Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My attempt at getting healthy

Some of you may recall about six weeks ago my telling you I joined a gym. Well, it's been six weeks and I still haven't seen any results. Needless to say, I'm quite frustrated. I figured I'd at least feel better, if not have lost a few pounds.

Unfortunately, I believe I've been sabotaging myself. Motivation has never been my strongest asset. I wouldn't even call it a weak asset. And while I'm almost enjoying going to the gym now, my diet (or lack there of) is making it nearly pointless. What's interesting is I love good food. I love cooked veggies, fish, chicken, salads, whole wheat pastas, fruits, legumes. I love it. My problem, it seems, is that I'm too lazy to cook anything like that for myself. For lunch and dinner I'm usually too, well, lazy to do much more than hit a fast food chain. And I really hate that about myself. I need to change if I'm ever going to lose this disgusting weight and finally get healthy.

So, what's my plan, you ask? Well, I'm going to start with making a list of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks I like and are good for me. Then I'm going to make a menu for the week of dinners I'll make. Finally, I'm going to force myself to drink WAY more water and eat a healthy snack between each meal. There's no secret here. I need to quit eating fast food (also a money saving idea) and start eating the way I know I should be.

Wish me luck and cross your fingers. I'll keep you posted.


Candice said...

Oh planning is a great idea! I think it makes all the difference in the world. My favorite thing to do is to plan menus for the week and go shopping for them. I find that when I do this, I look forward to what I'm going to be eating that night. And I try to plan something fast so I get my food in a hurry! :)
If I don't plan, it's a disaster for me and my husband that usually ends up with us eating greasy bean burritos. If those don't cling to my body, I don't know what does! :)

Samantha said...

That is exactly what Jerry and I had to do...we try to plan our menus, eat strictly at home except for once-a-week date night. I am actually going to start running with him, once the weather gets below 90 degrees here, so you and I are both on the same path to a healthy lifestyle! Yay for us!

MissKarenAshley said...

That sounds like the perfect plan! I once read an article about people who started either planning their weekly meals or writing down everything they eat, and both sets lost way more weight than just "dieting." Good luck!

Maria said...

It sounds like you have it figured out! Good luck with your plan. Make sure you mix up your menus/snacks so you don't get bored. If you need any help let me know! Keep up the good work. You are awesome!