Happy New Year and all that jazz Naturals! While we are knee-deep into January, I have just NOW determined what my health and fitness goals will actually be for 2016. It took some time because I really wanted to get my mind out of the holidays (including bad eating and being lazy) and make a clear assessment of where I was and where I want to be by year’s end.
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It is so easy to fall victim to “New Year, New Me (You)” mentality, but there is not going to be a new Sabrina. Instead, there will be the SAME woman who is taking control of her life, health and hair. Easy enough since I do have complete control of myself so when I stepped back and thought about how this is my body–then I realized I am the only person holding me back.
I need it and who better to help me than you? No one! I know me and I know if I have to SHARE my victories along with my defeats then Sabrina is gonna be ON it! I will from now on give monthly updates of my progress starting today.
I want to lose 60 lbs by the end of the year. Not sharing the weight but I will share losses (and hopefully not) gains. I will share if I stayed on track with water, food and exercise intake. If you want to see my daily track and me see yours, then let’s be friends:
I am making sure to get 88 ounces of water a day in and I track it on my Fitbit Charge. Over the holidays I have slacked horribly on this one so I am back on track starting yesterday and I got it in! I accept and appreciate ALL victories as they keep you going especially during the pitfalls.
This has fallen off as well and I was doing a little trick where I put on my workout clothes as soon as I woke up to force myself to move. That did not always work but my goal is to get 10,000 steps a day and exercise at least 30 minutes 3 times a week. I STRUGGLE with this so I will be diligent on making this priority but also NOT beating myself up for not meeting this goal.
I plan on brisk walking and getting on the elliptical and will take it slow before adding more as I have a bad knee and do not want to overdo it. I will share more when I find out what it will be!
Proper meals w/ snacks
As you can imagine I fell all the way off of this. Initially I lost 20 lbs last year. I am proud of that but I gained 5 of them back and after the holiday I packed on 3 more pounds. THAT is stopping as I am back in full force.
My Proper meal plan
Sensible lunch (usually a salad with protein)
Snack (if needed)
I will eat meat (beef and pork) only three times a week, eat more fruits, veggies and limit my sweets and sodium. Yes, it can be done because I did it before. If I stay on track I will have lost this weight by mid-October so that gives me all of November and December for weeks or even a month or two to get back on track if I falter.
I do not get enough sleep so I track that on my Fitbit Charge. I average around 5 hours a night. I know that is terrible so I am working on getting that number up to 6 hours and hopefully all the way up to 8 hours a night by the end of the year. THIS may be my hardest goal yet!
OK, I’m shared more than I feel 100% comfortable with but this is only going to get me to the finish line by year’s end. I am scared shitless for sharing this with you but I know we can make this happen. I would LOVE for you to share your plan for 2016 either below or shoot me an email at email@example.com because accountability is key for making this happen!
We are in this together Naturals,
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by Bliss Editor at Mode