For myself, I'm going to have to stop drinking soda. Yes I've been drinking it again. How much depends solely on what kind of day I'm having. The more stress I feel the better that can of Dr. Pepper or Mountain Dew sounds. Well one can was pretty good, how about another. I usually don't drink more then 3 (4?) cans a day and not every day. On a good day I may drink none to one. A bad day and I've drank four and am forcing myself to not drink another one. Do I feel less stressed after drinking a can (or four) of soda? No, not really. I usually end up feeling guilty on top of being stressed. So I need to stop and use other, healthier resources for dealing with stress. I live on a quite street, I can go for a walk. I may have to ignore some looks, heckling from some obnoxious children that live two doors down, but still doable. I have some hand weights/dumbbells. I can workout. I have access to internet(obviously) I can look up some yoga videos/exercises.
So goals for nutrition this week are:
- Ask myself if I really need that soda or just want it. If I'm frustrated with kids, homework, or whatever maybe I should look to do something else. If afterwards I still want that soda then I can have one, in a glass over ice.
- To try no-sugar for me and less sugar for the rest of my family.
I do have some fitness goals, though I didn't mention them in what I wrote above. They are:
- To do 30 minutes of weight exercises and 30 minutes of cardio for 6 days this coming week with Saturday being a rest day.
- Cardio will be 3 of the days working on the Couch to 5k program so that I can be ready for the 5k I signed up to run in August. The other 3 days will be 30 minutes on the Gazelle Freestyle I bought at a yard sale last weekend. I really like this, it's low impact but I'm still able to work up a sweat and get my heartrate up to 130-160 bpm, which is my target rate for weight-loss/fitness.
I'll try to post a couple times this week to update on how it is all going. It's sometimes difficult to post with classes and life, but I'll try.
Here is the Gazelle freestyle I have and love.