Christmas was pretty good in all aspects. Visiting with my family is always wonderful. Travel was great as there was no snow and the weather was unusually warm. I swam lengths for a half-hour at a hotel pool, then splashed around for another 30 minutes. So relaxing. At my Mom's since she's been out of commission, there wasn't much bad stuff around, with the exception of a box of chocolates and a box of fancy cookies. For suppers, we prepared roast meats like turkey, chicken, beef roast and assorted veggies. Baked potatoes. Others ate lasagna and that was fine. I made sure my Mom went out for her walks by going out with her. I understand how it easy it is to become unmotivated.
This week I'm in the middle of a big challenge: food every-frikking-where! Since I'm hosting friends, visiting friends, and New Years eve and day are bigger events than last year. Last night, huge multi-course supper. Oof! All good healthy food, no deep-fried nor any cheese-laden things, but just too much of it. And each course served with alcohol. Yes I've been drinking a lot of calories this week. Am going to stop now so I don't drink through the New Year.
On the good side, it's snowing now and I've been exercising by shoveling snow out of the driveway: An hour this morning and another half-hour this afternoon.
Plan for 2016: Consistency with food and exercise, and becoming more fit and healthy. I weigh pretty much the same as last year at this same time, and have bounced up and down a little, but not much. For my height, which is short-far from statuesque, 160s/170s is still obese.
Once I get back into the daily routine on January 4th, I'll be doing the following to ensure I'm moving toward fitness rather than staying in the same rut:
- As always, eating a paleo-ish template with low-sugar and low-sodium. I plan to track and keep calories under 1800.
- Every work-day morning: Walking 40 minutes to the public transportation station (through snow, sleet or shine).
- Every work-day evening: 30 minutes of Body-weight exercises to build muscles.
- Every work-day night: Getting into the bed before 11pm in order to wake up in time to walk in the morning.
Weekends are not always spent at home, sometimes I travel to my mom's... so...
- Weekend mornings: Walk 40 minutes wherever I am, even if it's outside around the block or inside in a mall 100 times!
- Weekend nights: Not succumbing to temptations through booze to eat what I shouldn't.
I'll post a post-holiday weight on the 4th. I don't think it'll be much over 170, but we'll see :)