January is the time where we put our hard thought out New Years Resolutions into motion! Our thoughts into actions so to speak! It’s time to look at your bullet list for the year and take the next step. One of mine was losing weight and now that 2018 has started it’s time to begin working towards that goal, or at least start planning how i’m going to accomplish that goal.
Here’s what I’ve been thinking:
Sean and I decided that we would try out a ketogenic diet this time around! A Keto diet is a low carb high fat diet designed to get your body into a state of ketosis. The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into a “metabolic” state by making the body burn fat as well as your fat storages instead of carbs for energy. It’s new, it’s exciting and I hope I can stick with it!
A Fitbit is a handy little watch that tracks your weight loss progress. I used one the last time I took up my weight loss goal and it was incredibly helpful! It helped me feel motivated to stay on track and even though counting calories is tedious, it really does help and this little device made it so much easier. That’s why i’m thinking I should find it, dust it off and use it!
I’ve always liked running. It’s monotonous sure, but it’s the one thing I have found that can help me shut off my brain completely. Now that Christmas has passed, I am now equipped with a brand new pair of running shoes! Now nothing stands in my way!
I’ve never had very impressive results (i’m incredibly ordinary when it comes to running) but i’m hoping that this year I can get to a point where I can run 5 kilometers in 30 minutes. Plus I feel that adding more cardio is always a good idea if you are looking to lose weight!
Last time I had a regular workout routine I was following the P90X3 workout program by Tony Horton at BEACHBODY and it was great! Only 30 minutes a day with intense exercises that changed weekly. It was awesome and i loved the way it mixed a bunch of different exercises up while also giving you suggestions for a meal plan as well as dietary suggestions etc. The best part was that it was only those 30 minutes and then you where free for the rest of the day! It was a great way for me to get regular exercise in that i could actually muster up the energy to get done, so i want to continue with that this year.
Regular exercise hours/Scheduling:
I’ve been thinking I need to put my exercise hours in the morning because I am the kind of person who doesn’t necessarily like to exercise when first starting out (I mean who does). That’s why I need to make it something that I do first thing in the morning. Then, once it’s done, it’s out of my way and I can focus on other things. Plus it’ll help me get up earlier in order to get it done!
Push myself to do better:
I need to keep this schedule up once it has become a habit even on travels! That was my downfall last year and I don’t want that to happen again. I was so much happier and healthier last year when I was exercising regularly and eating better and I want to keep that up in 2018!
I am going to make sure I’m 100% healthy again before I throw myself at this, though once that’s cleared I’m gonna go full force at this fool proof fitness plan! I hope you guys have started working on your resolutions too! Please tell me about them in the comments I would love to read them! Also I’m sorry about there not being photos on this post, I just wanted to make a quick update post and I also didn’t know what to photograph and I didn’t want to take any pictures of ME exercising because i would just be looking exhausted, sweaty and possibly falling off the treadmill trying to strike “an interesting pose” lol.
Thanks for reading though! xoxo