I had a pretty good chit chat with a friend this past weekend. She gave me some good advice on my weightloss-healthy me blah blah blah... After telling her I've been doing the thirty day shred while I wait for the weather to warm up so I can go jogging, and I've not made too many changes to my eating habit except drinking lots more water than I used to. Believe it or not I even let her look at my calorie count app and the weight tracker app!
I know, I can't believe it either!
Her suggestion, so that I can have a more realistic goal was first to take into account my age. Yes she certainly made me sound old! Then she said set my calorie count level higher to a more realistic standard for someone my age, weight and height. Then she said I should log all my food for one week without making many changes to my eating habits just to get an idea of where I really stand. After one week she'll take another look and provide feedback.
Her suggestion for exercise is to continue with the shred until I can get out there to jog! Just as long as I don't stop exercising for at least twenty minutes a day...even if its low impact exercise.
Her final suggestion was to give up coffee and sweets for Lent.
Say that again! Give up what?
Give up coffee and sweets.
For forty days? Can I really do that? If I do, I just don't want to be weak and give up two days later. Forty days is a long time. Lent begins on Wednesday. She tried to tie my need for healthy habits to my faith. I have more faith in God than I do in myself. But I am willing to let my faith in God help me through.
I'm not afraid to ask for help!!!