So it’s been just over a month since I wrote about Becoming My Own Client so I figure it’s about time that I finally check in with how everything is going. So lets check in on all of my goals.
Goal #1: Lose Weight. Well honestly I have no idea if I have lost weight because I haven’t weighed myself since November but I can tell you that physically I am noticing that my clothes are fitting a little better. I am honestly not hung up on this one and I know that it will take time since I am nursing and that is my first priority.
Goal #2: Increase my Energy. I am on my way to increasing my energy but to be honest the last 2.5 weeks have been the craziest that I have ever experienced. I am hoping to be able to share why early next week. So I am feeling pretty worn down but I am hoping that after next Saturday I’ll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the holidays.
Goal #3: Break my sugar craving. This I have really made huge improvements especially considering this being the peak of the sweets season. I enjoy a nice small piece of dark chocolate most days and about once per week I’ll have a cookie or share a cupcake with Neil. I have to say that is a huge improvement over the 3-6 cookies that I could eat in one sitting right after Edith was born.
Goal #4 Sleep More. I have been doing much better about getting more rest. Edith and I will lay down once or twice per day and nurse and nap/rest together in bed. At night I have been going to bed by 10pm (most nights) and am up once or twice with Edith before finally getting up between 5-7am.
Goal #5: Eat less gluten. I honestly kind of forgot about this goal but as I sit here racking my brain to review what I have eaten lately I have to say that I have reduced my gluten a good amount and the more I think about it the better my stomach has been feeling.
Goal #6: Increase the Intensity of my workouts. I haven’t done as well with this one as I had planned. I actually was right on track until about 2.5 weeks ago when…well I’ll tell you more about that later. I am have been getting light workouts in which right now is better than nothing. After this week I am hoping to get back on track with this goal and start a new running plan; maybe I’ll do the Couch to 5k again to get back at it.
Goal #7: Eat more fresh fruits, vegetables and raw meals. This is a work in progress but I have definitely increased my fresh fruits and veggies. I now just need to work on eating more raw meals. One of my favorite high raw meals lately is kale salad- kale, Tuscan olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and nutritional yeast – so good!
How are you doing with your health goals? What is one health goal you have right now? How are you staying healthy this holiday season?