Pancemaster learning about SMART goal setting :D
I’ve been overweighht most of my life, I will not lie. Thankfully for most of those years I carried it in a way that wasn’t noticeable- I never looked my actual weight.
But, well, I’ve gained the Freshman 40 it seems like since starting college- well I started gaining it in Senior year in high school if you ask me…
ANYWAY, I’m in need of getting my act together. This includes changing my diet, exercising more, eating less, all that.
Because frankly, I’m sick of every calculator and doctor telling me, “Oh, your BMI is 39.5, that’s Obese” or “OH, your blood pressure’s a little high for your age,” or “Well, you’re almost 50lbs(+) overweight, you’re at risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, bla bla bla bla bla.”
I know that no matter what I do to my body, no matter how much weight I lose, or how drastically my eating patterns change, that I’ll always be at risk for something and I’ll probably die by the hands of something that they’ll contribute to my lifestyle choices. But I just don’t want to be one of those old people with arthritis, or osteoporosis, or die of a friggin aneurysm or something.
Here’s the plan.
- Cutting back on meats, not eating beef at the moment- in April, I cut out Pork, then by the time I find some protein replacements I can tolerate, chicken, and so on and so forth (trying vegetarianism)
- Yoga. Used to do it, going to get back into it. Eventually work my way back into Pilates.
- Bicycling. I want to be able to bicycle my way to my boyfriend’s house by the time it gets warm outside
- Walking. I’m doing about 1-3 miles of walking at school already, but I don’t really think it counts…
- Weights. ‘Nuff Said.
So there’s the plan. I need to figure out how much I should be doing a week, how long, then I’ll see if I can fit it into my weird schedule… my problem currently is finding time when I’m not being constantly interrupted, or finding somewhere quiet to focus.
Here’s to healthier days!