I watched the Season Premiere of The Biggest Loser earlier this week and am now watching the new show My Diet is Better Than Yours and I am really liking it. Basically, the contestants picked a diet guru to be their guide. They go back home to work out and eat healthy. They met up again for a weigh-in and can switch gurus if they want. I like the idea that they are showcasing diets that don't just restrict eating and they also have to balance getting healthy with their real life. As each person weighs in, they announce a good statistics that happened (smaller waist, lower blood pressure, etc) and I think it makes weight loss look more attainable (unlike the Biggest Loser that can make it seem like 20 lb weight loss in a week is normal).
But enough about tv, and more about me! I have alluded to it in other posts but I am on a healthy living kick now. I have always been pretty healthy but definitely let it go over the holidays. I wasn't sleeping, eating right and indulging too much and not getting my workout ins. However it is now 2016 and I am on the healthy living track and trying to lose the weight I put on. Here are the things I am implementing to get healthy:
This used to never be an issue but all of the stress of work and school took a lot out of me! Now I am making sure to get in my 3 runs a week, do core work 3x a week, a Piyo day, a yoga day and a rest day. I am aiming for at least 30 min of exercise a day and I hope
2. Healthy Eating
I am back to being low carb, high fat and lots of veggies and fruits. I need to cut out the crap and and just eat real food.
3. Low carb until a race
The one thing about racing a lot as I did in 2015 is that I needed to carbload to fuel my runs. It has worked for my body to be low carb and then just carbload right before a race, it gives me enough energy to get through it all. However, when I was eating more sugar carbs through the holiday, the carbload made me feel worse! I am hoping sticking to low carb and then high carb will help improve my runs.
I am making it a habit to get into bed by 10:15 PM and try and get 8 hours of sleep. The struggle has been when I get up at 6:15 it is so dark that I fall back asleep. I am going to work on getting up on time and not going back to sleep.
5. Indulge but wisely
I love sweets, wine and more. I need be really mindful of when I indulge as a daily indulgence is not helpful.
What changes are you making this new year?