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Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year's Resolution--Keeping on Track





My New Year's Resolution is to commit to keeping on track with living a Healthy Lifestyle. I know what I need to do and it isn't just one thing. It is a way of going about my daily routine mindfully. I started a new food journal and at the very front I have outlined the daily steps I need and want to take to keep on track. This will be my personal guide and reference to remind me of each element required, that I embrace, to live vibrant. The rest of the book will log my daily commitments so I can be ever mindful and get into the swing of healthy habits. My List-

Mindful Daily Steps to Keep On Track

  • Track all food
  • Track all beverages (make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water)
  • Track all exercise (make sure to wear your Fitbit)
  • Track your blood pressure
  • Track your weight
  • Right size all eating (prepare and pre-plan all you eat and use your Livliga dishware!)
  • Count calories (Livestrong.com is a great resource for info and calories on food)
  • Plan your menus (total calories for the day should be 1500 or less)
  • Think through lunch choices so food is on hand and calories are pre-thought
  • Have pre-washed and pre-cut veggies in the front of the refrigerator for snacks
  • Have 3 or 4 hard boiled eggs ready to eat in the front of the refrigerator for snacking
  •  Exercise 7 days a week (5 days should be at the gym for 45 minutes)
  • Get plenty of sleep (start getting ready for bed at 10PM with lights out at 11PM for at least 6 hours of sleep)
  • Meditate for 5 minutes at bedtime and first thing in the morning
  • Snacks to have on hand-
          Veggies- grape tomatoes, celery, steamed green beans, carrots, jicama
          Fruits- pears, oranges, apples, berries, honeybells & mineolas, grapes, bananas
          Plain Greek Yogurt and/or Yoplait "100 calories" greek yogurt containers
          Hard Boiled Eggs
          Air popped popcorn
  • NO MORE GRAZING
  • NO ALCOHOL FOR 2 MONTHS
  • NO SWEETS FOR 2 MONTHS
  • NO POP FOR 2 MONTHS
HERE'S TO 2013 AND THE YEAR OF KEEPING ON TRACK!