Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Goal of Losing's Tips for Tuesday

After losing about 35 pounds, I have gained a little insight that I'd like to share with you!

An important key to losing weight, I believe, is to keep your goals in mind each day. One way I am going to try to remind myself of my goals is by posting them daily.

August's Goals:

  • Break out of the 230's (7 lbs. to go!)
  • Track calories for 6/7 days a week (Monday done!)
  • Exercise 4/7 days a week (Monday done!)
  • Drink 64 ounces of water daily (Monday done!)
  • Get 7-8 hours of sleep a day (Monday-Tuesday done!)

I also posted my dinner and exercise plans for the week in yesterday's post, but I need to make a couple changes. This actually brings me to another important key to losing weight!

Don't be afraid to change up your plans. Your plans aren't set in stone! I've come to find that changing your plans to make them more realistic can actually help your weight loss efforts in the long run. Sometimes when we set certain expectations that we just cannot meet. Maybe something has come up, or your goal just doesn't motivate you like it use to. Once your goals start to become more intimidating than motivating, it may be time to re-evaluate. Make goals that motivate you! If they aren't motivating to you, don't be afraid to change it up.

With this idea in mind, I am going to change my dinner and workout plans to the following:

Dinner Plans:

M - Chicken Tortilla Soup (done!)
T - Chicken with Zucchini and Pasta
W - Fish with Corn and Green Beans
T - Chicken with Zucchini and Pasta
F - Rehearsal Dinner for Wedding
S - Dinner at friend's Wedding

Workout Plans:

M - Yoga (done!)
T- Run
W - Yoga
T - Run
F - Rest
S - Run

Last night, I made Chicken Tortilla Soup. I made some changes to the original recipe I posted here, and it turned out even better! I didn't add as much garlic and I made it in the crockpot. I had plenty of leftovers for lunch, so that is what I will be having this week.

I feel like I haven't made soup since last fall. Our weather has been a little wacky these past few weeks, and it seems like fall is arriving early this year. I've got some pros and cons for this change of weather; one of the pros being fall food! The con that I'm missing right now is the warm summer nights. I need just a few more of those before I'll be officially ready to welcome fall.

What's your favorite season? Has the weather in your area been typical or wacky this year?

1 comment:

  1. Your Chicken Tortilla Soup looks wonderful! I'll have to try your recipe.