So I’m starting this new thing. Well trying to. I’m trying to motivate myself to be better at blogging, I’ve kind of been slacking lately so I wanted to give myself a little extra motivation by…coming up with a blogging, uh, “schedule”. I am under no false pretenses that I will be blogging every day. Heavens no. BUT I am going to try to blog Mon/Wed/Fri. Here’s what we’re gonna do…
What a perfect way to start of the week, with some motivation. Wether it be motivation to try a new healthy recipe or a new workout…or just some general motivational quotes. You know I love quotes. We’ll just see where it takes us.
I haven’t been very good at posting workouts lately so I’m going to try to get back into posting some workout ideas for you each week. Follow my Instagram account (the_baking_dietitian) because I’ll be posting my workouts and recipes on there too!
Fit Food Fridays.
What a great way to END the week than with a healthy recipe to try for the weekend. I’ll be posting healthy recipes, protein shakes, meal prep ideas, etc. etc. etc.
So to start out this Motivational Monday…
I’m going on a trip to Lake Powell next week and I wanted to get in a final week of healthy prep. I just want to feel my best for the trip. NOW, some might think this means going on a final cleanse or crazy diet. False. Because those don’t work, are nearly impossible to stick to and can sometimes be downright dangerous. Instead I made some healthy goals for myself for the week just to make sure I’m feeling on the top of my game. Things I should be doing anyway and this trip is just my extra MOTIVATION to get on it.
My Goals This Week
1. Drink at least 64 oz. of water per day.
This may seem easy for you. But believe you me. I struggle with drinking enough water so if I can stick with this I’ll be thrilled. This will keep my hydrated and help reduce bloating among the many other benefits of drinking more water.
One great way to drink more water….flavor it! Adding fruits and veggies to your water makes it taste better and can keep you motivated to drink more.
2. Stop chewing gum.
I’m not saying that gum is always bad. I just tend to chew too much sometimes. I used to have a real gum addiction. Real, real. I would to through A LOT of gum. So I went cold turkey and gave up gum for a year. Since then I’ve started chewing gum again but a lot less. However, lately I sometimes find myself chewing more gum than I should. Sugar-free gum can sometimes make you feel bloated, cause GI upset and in my case, sometimes makes my jaw hurt. I’ve experienced all these with my gum chewing habit. So I figure, I’ll just give it up for the week. Just because I think it will make me feel better. Again, I’m not saying you shouldn’t chew gum…this is just something that I think will be good for me. Find goals that are personalized to you and go with them.
I don’t eat that much sugar, but I do have a sweet tooth. So this week I’m going to try to back off on the sweets and get my sugar through natural, whole sources…like fruit. Fruit makes a great snack or dessert. Chocolate has it’s place. Always. But this week I think it will feel good to limit it a little more. Not cut it out completely, but back off a bit…we’ll see how that goes.
I walk around a fair amount at work…rounding with my ICU team and talking to patients. Luckily (I guess) I work on 3 different floors so I get/have to do a lot of walking and stair-climbing. BUT I do spend a lot of time at my desk charting, etc. so sometimes I don’t always get in as many steps as I’d like. So this week I’m going to make an extra effort to walk a little more at work or after work, whatever I have to do. Plus, I’ll still be getting in my usual workouts. Walking doesn’t always seem like a “workout” but it really is a great way to stay active and get exercise!
I don’t have a fitbit or anything of the sort (one day…) but I use the App: Argus on my phone (since I usually have it with me) to track my steps. It’s a great app…check it out!
So there you have it. Those are my goals for this week. Nothing earth-shattering. Just some things that I’ve been wanting to do and needing a little extra motivation for. These goals may or may not be for you, but you should pick some goals each week/month/whatever that are personalized to you and work on them. Setting and reaching goals is a great way to stay motivated and keep moving forward. They don’t always have to be physical goals…set emotional goals, spiritual goals, social goals, etc.
Ready, set, GOAL SET.