Monday, January 3, 2011

Plan Of Action For January

This was me on New Year's Eve saying goodbye to 2010
What a year it's been for me
A year where I was diagnosed with MS
A year where I managed to maintain my weight.
Also a year I got to go home twice to see my family
It was a year filled with many emotions and I never turned to food during 2010 for comfort.
Its was a year I learned so much about living a Healthy Lifestyle.
This was me yesterday....
Day 3 on my groups challenge, we had to post a photo of ourselves for the start, this was mine...
I went to gym yesterday with my hubby and ran on the treadmill for 5 km and walked for 1km
I felt so unfit, like a beginner again
I know from past experience it takes two weeks to get one's fitness level back
I had to take 4 weeks off ( Doctors orders )
I have not taken off any time for the last two years and while running yesterday I knew why...
Starting over is NO fun...

While pounding the treadmill yesterday at a very easy pace ( 8 - 9 ) it came to me what I need to do....I have mentioned that I want to spend more time doing weights this year...that has not changed, I still want to do that, but for now I need to focus on two area's so going to set them out for January...
1. Get my fitness level back to where it was before I was told to take a break
2. Lose the small amount of weight I gained over the Christmas and New Year period

How am I going to do this....

1. Clean Eating plan with no sugar and white stuff
2. Cardio only for January

I will run on treadmill one day, the next do the elliptical ~ this way I give my body variation but am still getting my cardio up....I plan to do a cycle once a week on the weekends.

I will do no less than 30 mins at each session, if I can do more then will do so, but 30 mins is January's challenge.

I am doing the Clean Eating plan while checking the Point Value for January to make sure I am not eating more than I should ~ I really want to get rid of weight gained ~

Finally I feel I have direction....and a plan of action...
Today I hit the Elliptical


  1. All the best Marcy....I have also some weight loss goals for this year.

  2. Sounds like a plan Marcelle! Very interesting about how it feels to run again after 4 weeks. I will keep that in mind every time I tempted to give up for the winter months.

    We have those same funky mirrors in our house! I like your style.

  3. Sounds like a great plan- good luck!

  4. I think you have a great plan for January and I'm sure you've got your fitness level back before the month is over.