Monday, April 1, 2013

drop dead healthy

New month, new food. Originally I planned to start dieting January 1, but that lasted 2 days when I realized I wasn't getting married for 6 months. But now that April has begun, I've decided to eat less. Also I'm not really sorry if this post offends you or makes you angry or sad for me. I'm getting married in June and want to be very small in my pictures and for myself and future husband and that's just my thing. I know how to eat and not eat and I know what's healthy and unhealthy, so lemme be.

The #1 reason why I'm even writing this is so I can be accountable to "someone." If I put it on the Internet, people read it and know about and it makes me conscious of my decision and goals. I actually eat fairly well and cook regularly, but I eat whatever I want, whenever I want, usually, and that's the main thing I want to change. Here are my April goals:

1) No treats. Damn. This is going to be the hardest. If you know me at all, my catchphrase is "Got any treats?" I'm going to let myself have 1 normal day a week because if I cut off treats and normal foods entirely, I will be super grumpy.
2) No food after 8 PM.
3) Minimal carbs. I'm really bad at tracking this because literally everything I put in my mouth has carbs I think. But I'm going to try to up the fruits, vegetables and protein and minimize carbs to quinoa and cereal in the morning (but it is protein-y cereal!)
4) 30 min. cardio minimum daily (except Sunday). This is also hard because I'm 94% sure I have a stress fracture in my right foot. I've been trying to rest it these past couple days and have only been doing the bike for my cardio. I hate it because it's boring and I feel like I'm not doing anything but everything else hurts :( In addition to cardio I alternate between doing abs and arms so it's about an hour long workout.
5) Keep a food/exercise log. Don't worry, I won't put it on here, but I will keep one. It makes all the difference when you have to write down "Reese's peanut butter egg" on a piece of paper. Ugh.
6) Healthy snacks. I think this is going to be my key and the best thing to prevent me from killing myself. I am always hungry but I never have healthy snacks to munch on. I never pack any for school and by the time I get home to make a meal, I'm ravenous and start munching on whatever is around, healthy or not.
7) Drink more water. I'm so bad at this. I only drink water when I'm thirsty and when I'm eating. I'm going to try and drink a glass before each meal because it makes you full and is good for you. Also I hate always having to pee which always happens when I increase my water intake.
8) Take the stairs. This is really fun cuz I work on the 7th floor of my building. As in 7 out of 7 floors.

I also started reading Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs this weekend. Jacobs takes on these year long (?) challenges and devotes his entire life to them, then reports back. He did a year of living biblically, where he followed all of Moses' Law, including the ridiculous ones and read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica A-Z. In this book he devotes his life to trying all sorts of diets and fitness regiments in an attempt to be his healthiest self. It's very entertaining and I'm learning some good tips.

I think that's a fairly good list. I have number goals but I don't want to share those. Maybe another time? Happy Hunger Games.

1 comment:

  1. hahahah i can literally hear your "got any treats?" RIP fun food. life is hard but as they say...."nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels" or is it "nothing feels as good as a PB egg tastes"?.....WE'LL NEVER KNOW