Friday, August 01, 2014
It's been stressful year, or better put, a year when I've stressed about situations. Reviewing my diet and exercise to date, I've been eating almost 2000 calories a day on average and I'm 2000 minutes behind my fitness minutes goal. What I've learned is that stressing, overeating and under-exercising takes my body up almost 10 lbs. I took up Yoga a year ago and I love it but I dropped my daily walk, whether it was outside or on the treadmill, and that contributed to the gain too. And, getting older doesn't make it any easier as that extra weight contributes to my back pains.
So, enough whining. What have I learned? That changing little habits contribute to my progress. That any changes I make, good or bad, don't show up the next day and don't go away in a day either.
I'm committing to 5 minutes a day on the treadmill, until the weather cools off again, then I can get outside. I've gone to a Physical Therapist to get exercises for my back and learned its a muscle strain that's causing the pain this time, not the nerve. I also want to deliberately drink 8 oz of water a day.
So that's my plan for August new habits - 5 minutes a day TM and 1 glass of water. Start small and reap big results.