Monday, January 7, 2013

Getting Healthy in 2013 - week one.

Hello friends,

I spoke to a few friends pre- Christmas about this very issue. Since then, I have read some posts where people mentioned losing weight etc..... it's a thing that happens at this time of year... the gyms and weight loss centres will tell you they are inundated with women at this time of the year...or in the coming few weeks...

I am not going to join the frenzy..  I can't stand gyms.. although I have been known to go. I may still go for the Pilates class...or I may eat my words.. time will tell.

Kim from a box of chocolates, has gone one step further.. starting her blog, 'From Fat to Free' to document her weight loss journey.

I am not about to create another blog, however, I have taken inspiration from her and put a weight loss ticker on my blog side bar... just to encourage me along the way. Great idea isn't it? For those who are worried about this, it is free, and very easy to set up. You also have a choice to show/not show your actual weight as opposed to purely the amount of weight you lose.. I chose the latter.

I am going to set myself my own 2013 health and fitness aspirations and weigh up weekly.. nothing like a little public humiliation to keep me on track! Here are my personal goals for this week.
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WEEK ONE
  • Reduce the amount of tea and coffee that I drink ( this will take time to give up entirely)
  • Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water each day
  • No bread for this week.
  • 2 pieces of fruit each day, one to be a citrus
  • 20 minutes brisk walk each evening
  • make sure I take my Vitamin D tablet daily
  • be positive, enjoy my day and understand that changes cannot be made overnight.
Lunch.. a great salad of salmon, avocado, tomato and salad greens with olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing.

How about you.. what are you doing to feel good in 2013?



13 comments:

Carole M. said...

good on you; going the healthy eating plan is always the best choice.

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Good goals to have, especially the last one. It all starts with baby steps.

MaryL said...

It is said "It takes 28 days to form a habit" these are all wonderful goals...you will do great!! A little encouraging tip... Get a really beautiful extra large bowl to fill with fresh fruit and put it where you will see it. I have a gorgeous wooden bowl that my husband 'turned' and it is over-flowing with fruits! :)Fruits are seriously healthy and if you eat several at one sitting it is only 'good' for you, never bad :)))

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Congrats on choosing small improvements which will have great cumulative health benefits, Jenni... and don't forget to get your optimal number of sleep hours, a proven way to aid weight loss. Hope 2013 is a great year for you and yours!

Annette said...

Good for you, Jenni! Your goals seem very doable. The last one is sooo important.
I'll be posting on Friday about my plan.
Good luck to you!

Courtney said...

yeah for you! and, your salad looks amazing!

My Life Under the Bus said...

I was all proud of myself...started changing some habits...cut out my coffee and went to tea being healthy...decided to start using the treadmill...and CAN'T FIND THE KEY!!! OY have to order one on AMAZON...am I going to get on it when it comes? I hope so! Good luck Jenni!

Jenni said...

Thank you Courtney.. Nothing like a good Summer salad.

Jenni said...

Oh no, Patty!! I hope you find the key... Or at least manage to get a replacement with ease. I rented a treadmill once.. It was great.. No real room though, now. Will be moving house this year... A good idea for Winter if I can find space for one. Good luck.

Jenni said...

Thanks ! I feel you have to be realistic.. And also not overwhelm yourself with too many restrictions too soon... I will be reading your plan on Friday..

Jenni said...

Mary, that bowl sounds lovely. I have always loved fruit..that's not a problem... Just have to make an effort have a variety each day. But I do have a big bowl, actually two on my table at present..

Jenni said...

Thanks Carole. I always used to be a bit of a health nut as people say.. Just don't know what really triggered the desire not to continue to be that way! Have to work on that!

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