Thursday, December 8, 2011
An Unexpected Encouragement
So...my co-worker and I were having lunch today and he asked me about my goals for the new year. One of the things mentioned was that before the new year started I would like to drop this extra 5 to 7 pounds I've picked up this year and continue to stay within a healthy weight and active.
He mentioned that I was doing a good job keeping the weight off (I've kept off about 15 to 25 pounds over the past 2 years).
Sometimes...you lose focus on what you've accomplished...reaching for the next achievement. He has no idea I am sure...the encouragement I found in his words...I am just all the more dedicated to keeping the weight off and staying healthy thanks to his statement...
I've been doing some thinking about what I'm gonna need to do to stay at 135 to 137. 1) I need to keep exercise at 5 to 6 days a week. 2) I need to make sure that 2 to 3 days of that exercise is strength training 3) I need to continue to eat 2 to 3 fruits servings a day, 3 to 5 vegetable servings a day, plenty of healthy grains and dairy. 4) keeping my life in balance (I was overwhelmed with too much on my plate -- easier said then done), 5) take better care of me (get back to doing little things just for me...the occasional mani/pedi, massage, shopping trip, etc.).