November Goals1. Exercise at least 2x per week for 30min or more. Now, I was doing way more than this about 1.5 months ago, but I have gotten extremely overwhelmed, so I am starting with small attainable goals.
2. Be more diligent with not eating "white" carbs. This basically means that I need to get off my lazy bum and make myself cook brown rice instead of eating the yummy white rice that my fiance eats about 2 - 3 times per day. If I want to lose weight, I cannot eat like a man who couldn't gain 2lbs if he ate Krispy Kremes all day.
3. Take at least 1 hour a week to do whatever I want except sleep more. I need to take some time out to enjoy being around me. To make sure that I am okay AND that I don't go crazy from school, work, family/friends, wedding planning....
4. Complete my book club book. Every month. This may always end up being a goal each month. I feel that reading (inside and outside or school) is very important for my own personal growth. Also, there is no point in being in a book club if I don't take the time to read the book. The first month I didn't finish it, but this past month I finished reading it 1 week early. This month, our meeting doesn't give us much time BUT it's only 175pgs. That's doable.
5. Find alternative rewards for myself, besides food. When I feel that I have a great week, I go out to dinner. I feel that I owe it to myself to eat what I want once a week... or more. Why can't I indulge with a manicure? Or a massage? It doesn't always have to be mac n cheese. AND when I do go out (like I plan on doing this upcoming Monday with some college girlfriends) I should do my best to eat within reason. If I have a calorie loaded entree, than I don't need a drink or an appetizer.
So there goes November! I will report on progress and give an update at the end of the month.