Saturday, January 01, 2011

Taking a leap

Quote du jour: When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
-Cynthia Heimel

Goal of the month: Concentrate on eating Good.

Wait, another goal of the month? Didn't you just do this in November? And didn't you get sick and tired of having a goal of the month?

Yes. But did it help to push myself for a month to purge/sort/organize? Definitely. I now have a house that is clean and fairly organized much less full of stuff. Because I have so much less stuff, I can deal with the stuff I've got. I can even -- wait for it -- park my car in my garage.

So while they make me bitch/moan/whine, a month-long goal can be helpful.

The trouble with me has always been that I can focus on eating right or I can focus on exercising, but when I try to do both at once I drop one or the other.

I'm hoping that I've gotten into the habit of exercising to the point where I don't have to focus on getting it done. I could be dreaming. We'll see.

For the next month, I'm going to focus on going all vegetarian. I know that some people are really into low-carb or no-carb diets, and that's fine if that works for them. I want to see if being a vegetarian makes a difference to my body. If it doesn't, then I'll try something else. Not so much a leap of faith, as a leap of experimentation.

Exercise du jour: Elliptical. I do love that elliptical. It is a really simple, convenient way to get the heart rate up. Unlike squats, I don't need to be careful about the knees while ellipticalling.
Done! 30 minutes on the elliptical. Plus, 100% vegetarian day. (HBBC 3)

1/2 - 30 minutes elliptical, 20 minutes stretching, 45 minutes raking, which I'm inclined to consider at least on the level with "light" aerobics, plus veggies. HBBC points: 7

Photo courtesy of Julianne Showalter.


messymimi said...

Happy New Year!

Great time to concentrate on the eating right. Just keep those stars coming for the exercise, and you are right, that should take care of itself.

Keith said...

So does this mean you need to focus on being focussed? Or is that three things then?

JavaChick said...

I would like to try the vegetarian thing - I think I could do it - but my husband freaks out whenever I say the word. Good luck, I'll be interested to hear how it goes.

Dr. J said...

I just tell myself that if I don't exercise I can't eat that day! Works every time :-)

Gina Fit by 41 Maybe 42 said...

Re: going vegetarian - "If it doesn't, then I'll try something else." -- It's great you are giving yourself that option. If going all vegetarian doesn't work for you, it's not that you failed at it, it's that you are human with a human body that needs a variety of nutrients. Loads of veggies is wonderful, but if your body is saying it needs a source of iron or protein, listen to it. (Sorry for the unsolicited advice; I just care. One more: if you don't exercise for a day, PLEASE still eat something -- hopefully he was just joking).