You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
I've been gone for a month, I've been drunk since I left
These so-called vacations will soon be my death
I'm so sick from the drink I need home for a rest
This song came on my Ipod this week and I felt that it was most appropriate. It's been a month since I've written here, and I have taken a "so-called vacation" from all things healthy. No, I haven't been drunk for the last month, but I have imbibed in more alcohol then I normally do. A glass of wine with dinner, a cocktail in the afternoon when Mom was visiting, a night cap here and there.
I've also stopped tracking my food, drinking enough water and exercising. I haven't run since the two 5ks I did the first weekend in October and I've only managed to make it to 4 TKD classes all month.
Add to that the decadence of Thanksgiving, indulging during Mom's visit and Halloween candy and it quickly becomes a recipe for weight gain and slothfulness.
That all stops now.
I have five goals for November that will hopefully help me get back on track -
- Track all my food in MyFitnessPal. If it passes my lips I WILL write it down.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day
- No alcohol
- Aim for 10,000 steps every day
- Attend 10 TKD classes
I am purposefully leaving running out of my goals. This doesn't mean that I don't plan to run, but I want goals that I know that I can hit without stressing over it too much.
What are your November goals? How do you restart after a period of unhealthy behaviour?