This morning I woke up early for the gym. Came downstairs and saw that it was snowing! Hooray! Nothing too much, just enough to coat the ground. Wahoo! I love the snow. A lot of the teachers at my school hate snow days, but I say BRING 'EM ON!!!
Got my two mile run in this morning.
Found out that the cookies I baked last night have 31 calories a piece. Yes, they're little, but if I savor two of them, I'm good to go!
I'm feeling good about this week and, dare I say it?, December. I feel like I have something to work toward and that my drive to better myself is more than my drive to sit on the couch and mope.
I have trouble with long-term goals. And by long-term, I mean anything over two weeks. My 10-10-10 challenge? Ha... I've just about given up on that one. Hanging in the two months to do my 300 Challenge was a challenge in itself!
All my Spark buddies have these great December goals... I have read through most of the blogs I didn't read over the weekend, and I've seen some great ideas for some goals and challenges! I love how determined everyone is to have December be a super month. 2010 will go out with a bang!
So partly because of my inability to stick with something for too long (I'm not too unhappy about it, it's just the way it is) and partly because of the season, I've decided to make December my month of weekly goals. It's easier for me to commit to yoga this week than it is to commit to it the whole month.
Fitness goals 12-5 to 12-11
Sunday - strength training. Done! I did a great circuit training workout this morning
Monday - morning TM run
Tuesday - yoga and "Butts and Guts" after school
Wednesday - morning run
Thursday - morning strength training
Friday - rest day
Saturday - morning spin class
Nutrition goals 12-5 to 12-11
Stick to real food - limit my processed food. I decided to re-read Michael Pollan's book In Defense of Food. I have been getting lazy in the food department, and I've been eating more processed food in the last month or two. I'm going back to eating tons of fruit and veggies.
Eat planned meals. This means I have to actually *plan* my meals. I have up until Wednesday planned. Tuesday night I will take an inventory of what is in the house and plan the rest of the week. The only two "processed" meals for this week - dinner on Monday: my bestie and I are ordering pizza and watching a movie. This is definitely going to be a treat! And I am craving pizzeria pizza. Thursday night is a Christmas party for Brad's restaurant. We are going to a really nice restaurant, and I'm not going to concern myself too much with calorie counting that night.
Have a candy cane at the ready for when I think I'm hungry or when I want a little candy. The peanut M&Ms have been way too plentiful in the last week - I don't need that garbage.
Have French vanilla tea after dinner for a sweet. This will go perfectly with ONE homemade cookie (they are getting baked tonight)
Five 20oz Siggs of water a day. If I do this, I can have a glass of wine. Nothing like a little motivation!