Where, oh where, has Angela been? Around and busy. What else can I say? I wasn’t as Nicely Settled In as I claimed in my last post. Just the next week, my commute turned into chaos and I realized half my clothing essentials were still packed! But I am getting there slowly. I am starting to get a feel for routine, and it is relieving a lot of the stress.
I did decide I need to start being more proactive about my health. My weight is stable, but at a number higher than I would like. It isn’t the number on the scale that bothers me but rather the lack of energy and ease of being at a lighter weight. So I need to do something about feeling more fit and energetic.
I checked the calendar the other day, and I noticed it was about 90 Days until Thanksgiving (87 days from today). That is a good time period to work on some serious goals! I decided I would make a very short list. I’ve already worked on how I’m going to accomplish them too.
Goal 1: Train for a 5K
This is an “easy” goal for me in that I know what I need to do. Find a training plan and stick to it. Of course, easier said than done. I have decided that my goal is to run the Fast and Furriest 5K on Thanksgiving day in Ocean City, NJ. Rob and I run it almost every year. I’m still putting together a training plan but need to have it ready by tomorrow, when I join the gym at work!
Goal 2: Lose 15 Pounds
Again, I know what to do and how to do it. Lately I have not been cooking most of my meals and that is a bit out of my control. What I can control though is how much I eat and what I choose to eat, in general. I’ve started tracking on my photo app again, which is now called YouFood (it used to be TwoGrand). Of course, the exercise will help a ton also.
Goal 3: Adapt Healthy Living Habits
My ultimate goal is to always live as healthy as possible. That includes eating, exercising, and destressing. I have been sleeping really well at the new house so that is a major plus. I decided I also need to something for myself so I went out and bought some coloring books and colored pencils.
I have been using the first few days as prep time. Tomorrow, I start at the gym so I need to have my strength training and running plan ready! They also offer yoga on Fridays, which I might start doing to round things out. I am really excited to have some new plans again!