struggling with working on my small changes in 2011.
This is how I've been doing:
Week 1: Weigh in and record my weight every Monday.
I was late last week but I have been faithfully doing this. I'm down 5lbs since the beginning of the year. Not sure if there is any causal relationship or if this is due to my ongoing (ahem) gastrointestinal issues.
Week 2: Begin doing strength training exercises developed for cancer survivors. Work up to about thirty minutes, three times a week.
I got off track last week. It's hard to do core work when you have weasels chewing on your innards. I need to stop using this as an excuse not to work my arms and legs, though.
Week 3: Drink no more than five alcoholic drinks per week.
The weasels have helped me with this one.
Week 4: Drink more water. My nutrionist recommended drinking as many ounces as half my weight in pounds.
I've certainly been drinking more water, most days. I think half my weight may be an unrealistic goal, leaving me bloated and running to the loo all the time. I think I need to keep the goal but adjust the amount of water I'm expected to consume.
Week 5: Meditate every day. Start at five minutes and work my way up to twenty.
I have not meditated every day but I have at least half a dozen times in the last couple of weeks, which is around half a dozen times more than I ever have in my life. I still have to fight the monkey brain but I've worked my way up to 8 minutes. It's one way to make time slow down.
Week 6: I decided not to add anything to my plate.
Week 7: Always sit down to eat.
You'd think this would be no big deal but just a few minutes ago, I went to get myself a snack and caught myself eating sunflower seeds, while standing in the kitchen and thinking of wriitng this post. Clearly I need to work on mindful eating.