Getting Back to Basics

I am a 46 year old mother, grandmother (eeeck), and grad student. I work two jobs. I used to be fairly fit. Not an athlete but never afraid of a physical challenge. I used to be strong. People would say "she is small but mighty:" I am titling this Back to Basics because I think that is where I need to go.

1. Make time for my physical self...sometime days it is challenging but I need to make at least 30 minutes each day to improve my physical fitness. This may be walking/jogging on the treadmill, working out with weights, doing some yoga, or any activity that serves my physical self.

2. Make time for my mental self....I feel that physical activity reduces stress and therefore when I accomplish #1, I am meeting this goal.

3. Be aware of what I eat...if I don't know what is in the food I am about to put in my mouth, I don't need to eat it. I need to be aware of when I am hungry, not eating when I am not. I need to track the food I eat.

My end game? To not fear activity ie. walking the trails near my home, taking more than 5 or 6 flights of stairs. I would also like to run a 5K this year.

 To lose 10 pounds or 2 pant sizes. I think maybe the amount of pounds is less important than the actual size after watching the lecture (if that makes sense). 

Be calm and active :)

1/24/2013 Where am I at with my goals?

I have taken 30 minutes (at least) every day for myself. I have tracked 3 workouts this week. The remaining days (actually every day) I have used the 30 minutes to sit, relax, rest my mind. So, rather a mix of goal 1 and 2. I have checked in with my stomach every time I ate. Usually, I am actually hungry apparently which is good :)  I have tracked my intake with myfitnesspal every day this past week. Side note, I am making those lifestyle changes I have been putting off such as parking a little further from the door at work, taking the stairs more often, and have almost completed week 3 of a 5k training program. 

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