Now that I am in Onederland (198.4), I am letting my obsession with the number on scale go. Time to focus on other things.
This month I am going to work on nutrition, exercise, and mental health. To that end, I have decided to:
Give up sweet treats and desserts for one month:
You got it, no candy, no ice cream, no sweet items that did not occur in nature. So my sweet treats for June, If I have them, will be fruit. I will not eat dessert when I dine out nor will I bring anything into my home for the next 30 days. This sounds like deprivation , I know, but it is not for me. Sweets are not my thing so I won't really be feeling any angst about giving them up.
Focus on exercise:
I am going to do at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. Ten minutes of which will be working on arms, or legs, or my core. SparkPeople has some great videos and I plan to take make full use of them.
I will get a minimum of 10,000 steps on my Fitbit daily for the next 30 days. No excuses.
I will get no less than 7 hours of sleep daily for the next 30 days. Since I retired I have been staying up late, with no set bedtime, and getting up whenever. Starting today, I am changing up and creating a set time to sleep and to wake. Maybe after 30 days it will become ingrained and permanent.
Clean up and clean out:
I have been making half-hearted attempts to get rid of stuff I don't need or don't want. I have had limited success. This month I plan to concentrate on making a clean sweep. I need for my home environment to reflect the peace I am trying to create in the other areas my life.
Because I still need to lose weight, another goal is to lose at least 4 pounds this month. I hope that the other changes will lead to success in this area as well.
There you have it. I'll let you know at the end of the month how I did.