Try Something for 30 DaysJuly 1, 2011
I saw this video this afternoon – a TED talk about trying something new for 30 days.
I want to do that. Or a variation of it. What I have in mind will not be something new – but something no fun that I am motivated to do.
When I was pregnant with my youngest I had gestational diabetes and had to carefully watch my diet and blood sugar for the last 8 weeks. It was hard but I did it – my mantra being “I can do anything for 2 months.” Well, if I can do anything for 60 days I can certainly do it for 30.
I’ve just come back from a family vacation and my niece posted a picture of the family. Those who love me tell me I am not fat. I am, however, not svelte. I am now uncomfortable in my clothes and unable to move with the ease I was used to. It is time for a change.
So I have decided I will monitor my food intake via SparkPeople for 30 days. I’ve done this before – about 4 years ago. I’m optimistic that just paying attention to what I’m eating will have me modifying habits. For instance, I’m 56 calories over my goal calorie intake – I think I’ll take a walk after this and try to work some of it off (today we came home from vacation – 8 hours in the car – no exercise – and a big sub for lunch…that’ll get you every time.)
Oh – and I do intend to get back to blogging more regularly. My excuse – end of semester craziness, big project (remember the big project that kept me from blogging last summer/fall – writing a 3rd edition of a textbook – end of May was editing said galleys). And then my brain went on hiatus. I think it’s back now though – so I’m planning to blog more – but perhaps not everyday for 30 days.