It’s been almost a month since I started my challenge and well, I think I’m doing pretty well with the last 2 of the 3 goals in my list. Moving around more and trying to be healthy through exercise and healthy eating is my top priority right now. The smoking part, I’m taking slowly so I don’t get stressed out about it.
The first month is all about changing habits. Instead of going straight for coffee, cigarette and laptop as soon as I wake up, I decided to take my time to do some exercise or a bit of stretching (on days my muscle still ache from the previous exercise).
Nothing is set. All I did is to will myself in moving more, basically. It helps that I started this challenge this summer. Because we go the the beach often around this month, I was able to be move active in the water. I even got the change to get back on the board again. Well, it would have been nice if I was able to ride a wave, but paddling out and falling while trying to stand up sure gave me a good workout.
Anyway, now that the kids are back in school and I’m done preparing there things, it’s time to be a little bit more organized. For the second month, I’ll be:
- doing 5 sessions of exercise per week (I’m using an old routine that I tried before called No More Trouble Zone by Jillian Michaels.)
- and remove sugar and flour diet. (I noticed that I lose weight faster whenever I take out this 2 things in my diet.)
As always, I never really bother about my weight. Instead, I try to keep track with my measurements. Here’s my starting numbers:
Arms: 13.5 in | Legs: 21.5 in | Vital Stat: 38-37.5-40.5
The waist part needs a LOT of work. Hopefully, I can finish this challenge with a 36-26-36. LOL! My vitals 20 years ago.