Yesterday I told you all about my 2013 Goals for Running, but there is all lot more I hope to improve on in 2013 besides just my fitness.
I told you about my original reasons for wanting to drop 10 (or even a dozen pounds) months ago and even answered your drop 10 questions. However, then injury struck and I decided that dropping 10 pounds was no longer feasible for me since I could not run. Instead I decided to focus on moderation, not starvation and did great for the entire two months I could not run. In fact, I did not gain a single pound and was so proud of myself Abby=1, Weight gain =0 - Win!. (Seriously, you do not understand how hard I worked not to put on any weight.)
Then I feel off the wagon, HARD! I gained an extra 4 (or 5) pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas alone. I don’t know what happened and I am so ashamed of myself. That is not who I am anymore.
This is my Holy Crap, I’m going to die on this plane (the pilot said to buckle up for a bumpy ride) and when they find my body all my clothes will look ridiculously tight and skanky, because I cannot stop eating, and then they will think I am a hoochie-momma, face.
Wake up call – When your fat is exploding out of your undies it is time to get your $h*t together Abby!
So it is time to get back to my original healthy eating goals and to make them a part of my comebetter 2013 plan along with my running/fitness goals.
My 2013 Healthy Eating Goals:
- Continue counting calories and be more strict about sticking to 1,600 a day.
- Realize that 1,600 calories of junk is very different that 1,600 quality calories.
- Focus on adding way more veggies.
- Stay away from all the processed sweets and desserts. End meals with fruit instead.
- Be smart! Pack healthy snacks, find another food option, or just drink a crud ton of water to distract myself from bad cravings (and stay hydrated).
Just like with running I am trying to focus on three main goals. I hope by focusing on 3 main healthy eating goals instead of 10 or 20 it will be more manageable. However, it really all comes down to this:
When a craving hits - a bit less of column A, a bit more of column B.
I know in the end I will feel better when I get back on track with my healthy eating. I felt great when I was doing well before. I also really hope this can help me drop those 10, now 15, final pounds.
So far I have shared my three main running/fitness goals and my three main healthy eating goals – be on the lookout, my next blog post will be about my three main personal goals. (Yes, I know that means I have 9 goals total for 2013, but it makes me think they are more manageable when I break them into separate focus areas. Yes, I am anally organized like that.)
Do you have any healthy eating, food, nutrition, etc. goals for 2013?