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Getting Back On The Wagon

Time to get back on the wagon because, well, obviously, I fell off. I haven’t been journaling my food. I haven’t been counting calories. I haven’t been exercising {which I need to do even when I don’t get comments on the blog}. And I may, or may not, have been unable to resist sampling my homework for my cake decorating class. Seeing as I’m tired of being disappointed with myself, and it’s about to be the start of a brand new month this seemed like a good time to recommit.

My goal of drinking three glasses of water a day for 30 days was a big success. I used some of the Habitwise bracelets I won in a giveaway. There website doesn’t seem to be working this morning. But basically it’s a bunch of simple, different colored bracelets that you move from one wrist to the other to indicated having had a serving from that food group {or in my case, having had water}. You can use bracelets to track all sorts of things really…which side you last nursed your baby on, if you’ve exercised yet that day, whatever you can think of really. I don’t recommend buying the Habitwise bracelets. One of mine broke. And you can use any style bracelets you like, even different colored pony tail holders if you’d like. But I do recommend the concept. There’s no way, with my ADD, that I would have been able to keep track of my water habit without them. I couldn’t rely on writing them down because, honestly, I could {and would} get distracted on my way to the calendar to mark my tally. The bracelets were always with me no matter where I was getting my water. And after 30 days of building the habit it’s still going. I’ve gotten used to *not* being dehydrated so I want to drink my water.

Since the 30 day habit challenge seemed to work so well I think it’s time to do it again, but step it up a notch. So, for the next 30 days {in addition to continuing to drink water regularly} here’s what I’m going to do:

  • count calories
  • do The 30 Day Shred

Gaaaaaah…the 30 Day Shred {30DS} kicked my ass last time I did it. But, as hard as it was, and as much as I hated it at times, it was a great thing to have done. It whipped me into much better shape than I had been in for quite some time. And it wasn’t too long after doing it that I ran my first mile since high school. Seeing as I still want to someday run that marathon I need to get back on track to building a running habit. I could do a couch to 5k program, but the 30DS worked well for me, and is easy to keep track of {simple 20 minutes a day, every day, for 30 days}. After it’s done I’ll figure out the running schedule {not that I’m ruling out running during the month of may…we did just buy a new-to-us jogging stroller after all}.

And, as for counting calories. It was a little bit of work, but it worked…until I stopped. So, back on the wagon I climb. *fingers crossed*



  1. Good for you! I was just thinking about you last night- wondering if you had, like me, taken a little "vacation" from your diet/exercise plan. It's hard when you add a new thing to the mix- like your cake class. For me, my husband is away for several weeks, which has made running while the kids sleep pretty impossible. Good luck!

  2. I am in love with the bracelet idea! Thanks for passing it along.

    I've noticed with water consumption, that you kind of have to force yourself to drink the first week or so, but it almost becomes addictive! I like how your phrased it - the feeling of not being dehydrated :)

    Much luck with 30DS! Frankly, that program scares the bejeesus out of me. I'm all about the running though- I just starting training to run for 30 mins straight and LOVE it! My ultimate goal is run the Walt Disney World Marathon... in the very distant future ;)

  3. Thanks for the well wishes! I went on a walk with Lucy for these two comments.


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