Two posts in one day - oops! I just learned about a new link-up called Slim Down Saturdays hosted by Gina at Teaching With a Touch of Pixie Dust. Like many others do in January, I've recently reevaluated my fitness and eating habits and want to make a change for the new year. This link-up seems like a perfect way to track and reflect on my progress.
My ultimate goal is probably more than 60 lbs., but if I was able to do 60, I'd be more than ecstatic! Yesterday, my husband and I started the #Whole30 challenge. I'll be weighing myself today (because I forgot to yesterday), but I won't be weighing in again until the beginning of February. The program helps people lose weight, but it is not the main goal, so people completing the program are encouraged not to step on a scale until the 30 days are over.
I hope that the number of the scale at the end of the 30 days is amazing. I also hope that the program helps other aspects though. I get chronic headaches, and after reading a book about the program, I've heard that completing the program can also help with issues like that.
Another health related resolution that I want to improve on is drinking more water. As teachers, we have limited bathroom breaks, but it's still important to get that water in. I'm working on drinking a full gallon a day. It's hard! I'll need to be creative to figure out ways to make that. I can't drink much at school, so we'll see if I'm able to drink enough in the mornings and evenings to make up for it.
An Instagram friend recently posted her fitness goals and some rewards as motivation. I liked the idea, so I created one of my own. I don't know if I'll get started on the running part right away because it is pretty cold in Illinois right now, but I want to work on finding a fitness or yoga class this week to join.
My word for this week is persevere. The #Whole30 program will be a tough one for me. Giving up grains, dairy, sugar, and legumes is like... giving up the majority of my diet. I nearly did it in the summer (minus the legumes, and only gluten), but I probably cheated now and again with going out and such. I hope this time I can have the willpower to get through the whole 30 days.
Do you have any fitness goals for the new year? Link up!