Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2010 and Dieting Again?

Yeah, me too.  Seems like every year my resolutions include lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more, etc., etc., etc.  The only problem is, I am often unrealistic about my expectations, and don't follow through.  When your goals are unspecific and generic, such as "lose weight", they are hard to act upon.  So I've decided to do baby steps--small, easily accomplished goals that are motivating instead of overwhelming. 

As part of that, I am joining "Fit Mommy Friday's" at the blog Got Chai.  As part of Fit Mommy Friday's, you select your level - I'm definitely a Beginner - and post your weekly goals on Monday.  One goal is nutritional, such as drink more water or no food after 8 pm, and the other is exercise based, such as 10 minutes walking every day.  You determine your own goal, based on what is right for you.  Then on Friday, you blog about your success for the week, (even if you only had one day of success, that is one more day than you would have had if you weren't trying).  This helps keep you accountable, as you are "putting it out there for the world to see." 

I know that the accountability is going to be the biggest motivator for me.  It's easy to say I'm going to do this or that, but I'm really bad about following through, even if it is something I'm excited to do.  So here goes, my goal for my first week  --  I will drink water with my meals, and I will walk for 10 minutes every day.  

Small goals?  Maybe, but I've gotta start somewhere, and I think adding water and movement to my day is the right start for me.  Baby steps aren't just for babies anymore!