In general, I'm a pretty healthy person. I try to eat well (try, of course, being the operative word) & I get quite a bit of exercise. However, I also eat for reasons other than fueling my body. I eat when I'm stressed, & I eat when I'm bored. The occasional celebration meal I have no problem with, as I think food shared with family is a fun and fabulous event. But, this is more like eating bags of chips after the kids are in bed. This simply undermines my efforts to lose weight, & erases all of the time spent at the gym & running.
I'm going to try something new between now & the end of 2012. I'm going to commit to staying within my calorie goals every day (with a few exceptions, noted below) & I'm going to commit to some specific work outs.
- Eat within my calorie goals (and, the goals vary based on how much exercise I get - I track using My Fitness Pal), every day between now & 12/31, with the exception of:
- Work out 5 days/week, and:
- Work out every day in Hawaii
- Work out every day I'm (weekends, vacation days, etc)
How about you? How do you handle your fitness?