Ok, so here's my strategy. This strategy will be tweeked and molded and changed over time to fit my needs, my family's needs, and my lifestyle. I am going for clean eating meaning whole foods. I'm going to avoid high-fructose corn syrup. I'm going to avoid foods with big words in the ingredient list and I'm avoiding food that has more than five or six ingredients on the package. I would like to say I'm going to cut sugar out all together, but in the past restricting myself totally has proven to be a bad strategy for my rebellious inner child. hehe. So, I'm going to shoot for not indulging too often. I'm going to eliminate soft drinks...and I'm ok with this b/c I'm not heavily addicted to them and it'll be ok. I am going to try to drink up to a gallon a day of water, herbal tea, and natural sparkling water. I am not an avid coffee drinker, but I do like it and will not eliminate it totally. I will be posting recipes that I already cook for my family, and I will be trying out recipes from all of the blogs I already follow (I promise I'll link recipes that I try out to your blogs).
Exercise. Man, I so do not have a great history with exercise. I'll be honest...I hate it. I hate my treadmill. I do not like the breathless feeling I get when exercising. I do like the high that is experienced afterward, but hate the boredom I experience while exercising. So, I'm going to experiment. I'm going to start out with 10 min. doing something I *like* to do...like dancing...or walking around my house outside. I will work up to several 10 min. increments a day of activity...and work up to longer bursts of activity. I will also be adding resistance exercises once my body is ok with being moved in the first place. :oP
If any of you have suggestions along the way, I will be soooo happy to hear them. I look forward to anything you have to offer. I love constructive criticism and I love new ideas...so bring it on. Day 1 begins tomorrow. See ya there. ;o)