Summer Rule #1 – Laying Out is NOT a Sport

13 Jun

Oh the sweet tranquility of Summer break…

Today was my first true day of Summer vacation; while I love the extra couple hours of sleep and the freedom of running errands in the middle of the day, I must say that I lazed off on one two areas today. For someone who wants to lose weight to regain a healthy lifestyle, I sure didn’t show it in my eating or activity level. So this evening I drew up a little plan for this weeks workouts and eats.

You know it hit me like a ton of bricks this evening, thinking that I had all the time in the world to get to the gym or go on a walk yet didn’t put forth the effort. For being someone who desired to make a change, I certainly need to change habits. Which led me to a couple questions:

1) Why can I make the time and effort to go grab coffee downtown in the morning, but can’t drive myself 2 minutes away to the gym?

2) Why will I waste my time going out to eat when I can use the same amount of time to  create something both delicious and healthy at home?

These are both questions I’m going to think over this next week, because like I mentioned: I need to address and change these habits.

First of on my wonderful spreadsheet, I’ve included a workout plan. I’m jumping head first on this, because I know myself and know that I LOVE to feel the burn and not be able to sit right for a week. I’ve added variety, including a local walking trail, typical gym equipment, and group fitness. After reading Katie’s guest post on Beth’s blog, I felt really inspired to add variety to my workout plan of attack. I’m most looking forward to the Latin Heat on Saturday, because this girl ain’t got no rhythm.

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This second spreadsheet includes my eats for the week! Once again I’m going for variety with a big blob of simplicity!

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2 Responses to “Summer Rule #1 – Laying Out is NOT a Sport”

  1. Sydney Drinkwater June 14, 2011 at 7:57 am #

    Good luck with your new plan! I just got a blender so I have a bunch of “healthy’ smoothie recipes I want to try soon. What’s the weather like for you now down there?

    • sydneyspeaks June 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

      Thanks! It’s going well so far 🙂 Weather is fantastic, it’s getting nice and toasty meaning pool time!!! yay

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