Back to the Basics
As some of you know, I started on a journey of change several years back by committing to losing weight, improving my health, and bettering my way of life. Over time and by sticking to the plan, I reached the 100 pounds lost + mark back in February 2010 and can say that was the beginning of new chapter in life for me.
Now for reasons I’ve recently shared (background here), I find myself 25-30 pounds higher than where I should be and want/need to get back to the weight where I was feeling best.
The good news is that I know I can do this. In fact, I’ve done it before..and have done it well. It’s merely just a function of time and sticking to the right behaviors.
So, I’m making a commitment to get Back to the Basics – and to all of the tools and things that helped me to be successful in the first place.
At minimum, they include:
Eating right. And taking advantage of the Weight Watchers program to guide me again. The structure of the plan helps me while giving me the flexibility to still cook / eat the foods that I like – but in moderation.
Strapping on my Bodybugg to better understand my level of activity, distance travelled, and calories burned in any given day. Plus, this tool allows me to figure out just how active I need to be in order to lose 1-2 pounds per week based on my size, weight, etc. The bodybugg proved very effective for me in the past and I’m sure it’ll be just as good in the future.
Exercising 4-6 days a week..including getting back to my love of running and fitting in other activities that have worked for me before – like Resistance Training, Zumba, and Yoga. I’ll be sharing what I’m up to in this area through a workout log on the site.
Now that I’ve put my goal out there and have shared how I plan to tackle it, I guess it’s time to Just Do It. J More to come on my progress and activities along the way. Feel free to send along any advice, thoughts, or comments you may have for me. They’re much appreciated.