What I Need to Do to Stay Focused

Ok, so the last week hasn’t been the greatest. I lost a little focus, had friends over for afternoon tea and went to a few birthday parties, which meant I had a bad week. I put on two pounds. Now, it’s definitely not the end of world stuff and I know I will recover, but it made it very clear how easy it is to put it back on.

Parties do make it hard though. Alcohol is freely available and wherever there is alcohol there are little snacks. And of course when you have been drinking the last thing you want to is do any exercise the next day.

So I need to refocus. Here are some steps I have (and will make) to do it

 

party frinks

 

Parties

I am going to go to parties. I can’t just not go, so I have decided to volunteer myself as the designated driver. This means I can have one or two drink and keep everything in control. It also means I won’t have a hangover the next day, so I can focused on keeping my walking up.

 

Control those Food Urges

I even thought about using an appetite suppressant like PhenRx to help me with my food eating urges. But I’ve decided that I will try and use my will power. I also know that by not drinking as much I will be able to control myself a lot better. I need to make sure that the fridge is full of yummy, yet healthy, food.

gym

 

I will join a Gym or a Yoga/Aerobics Group

Over the next week I will look into and join a gym. Either than or join a group that does Yoga or Aerobics. Which one it is will depend on how my research goes. I think by combining this with my walking it will ensure that I keep burning the calories. Expect that to be included in my next post.

 

Forgive Myself for Slip Ups

I am going to slip up every now and then. I need to forgive myself when I make those mistakes. Fortunately my goals are modest so it does allow me some mistakes. Also I need to stay positive, as when I’m positive it gives me energy to walk and exercise, as well as keep me out of the fridge. It’s even backed up with some research.

 

So I hope that will help. I am sure it will.

 

Update

I have also dropped 2 pounds in 23 days to date.  I know it will be better next week!

 

Source – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Designated_driver

http://phenrxreview.com/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/weight-loss/expert-blog/positive-attitude/bgp-20056443