Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Last week of 2015

2015 seriously flew by. Here we are in the final stretch. I haven't made any New Years Resolutions in awhile but I have been thinking of a lifestyle goal for myself.

I want to be more organized in 2016. I am a self-professed professional procrastinator which leads to me feeling scattered, undisciplined and even rushed at times.  I tend to try to get too much done at once a lot of times instead of focusing on one thing at a time.

My first step towards reaching my goal is to start hitting the "Unsubscribe" button to a lot of my current incoming emails. I find myself wasting a lot of time looking at sale ads and reading various health/fashion/fitness articles. I hate when my inbox has a lot of unread messages so by mid-day or before bedtime I tend to stop whatever I'm doing and start "clearing" it out by reading emails.

The second step I need to do is plan my days out better and schedule in adequate time frames to get tasks completed. I tend to under estimate how long an activity truly takes me to complete. Last year's Day Planner style didn't work for me so I'm hoping a new style will help.

The third step I'm going to have to enforce with myself is to schedule my social media time (Instagram/FaceBook/Twitter). Social media can be a huge time suck for me. I need to start being more disciplined with the amount of time I spend on social media - maybe to the point of scheduling it into my day AFTER all my other tasks are completed.   

These are just some random thoughts I have as 2015 closes out. How well I do on reaching my goal is basically up to me and I'm determined to be successful at getting myself more organized for 2016!

Speaking of back on track - I stepped on my scale yesterday morning.

Unfortunately I was 3 pounds up from my last weigh-in on December 18. I joined Weight Watchers on October 23. I had lost 6.4 pounds before my family reunion cruise the week of Thanksgiving. I gained back 3.6 pounds on the cruise and then Weight Watchers changed their plan from Points Plus to Smart Points. 

I haven't really tracked my food since my last weigh-in and I haven't worked out much either. Food and drinks have been abundant for me this holiday season I must admit. It's time to reel myself back in and start tracking my food again before I gain back all of the weight that I had lost.

Fridays are my normal weigh-in day at Weight Watchers and with Christmas being last Friday and New Years Day being this Friday my center will be closed on my weigh-in day. I could have gone and weighed in at another center the day before or the day after at another center closer to my house but I didn't. Instead I enjoyed those days with my family to include shopping with my twin teens and traveling out of town to visit my in-laws. 

I will be back at Weight Watchers for my weekly weigh-in on Friday January 8th. That gives me 10 days to attempt to take off these 3 pounds of holiday weight gain!

We didn't make it to the grocery store this past weekend so this is what I grabbed to bring into work for breakfast yesterday:   

I ran out at lunchtime with a co-worker friend and grabbed a salad from Chop't. I confess that in no way was it healthy though. I admit - I was starving so I ordered with my stomach rather than my brain. I ordered the Cobb salad with ranch dressing. Of course there were healthier options but I never make the right choice when I'm starving - it's almost like I tell myself that since I'm so hungry it's okay to eat whatever I want.  

My food downfall continued when I got home from work. I was starving again and proceeded to stand over the cookie jar, eating Christmas cookies and talking to my husband about each of our work days while I shoved cookies into my mouth. (See the pattern here? I get too hungry and I lose my self-control.)

After I lost count of how many cookies I had eaten I decided to at least get on the treadmill for a bit. Unfortunately my left knee was giving me a little problem and I had to dig out my knee brace and walk slowly. I walked 10 minutes before dinner and a little over 30 minutes after dinner. 

It's definitely time for me to get back into a fitness routine - I'm starting half marathon training again in January!