The Plan Keeps Coming Up Again

November 4, 2009 § 4 Comments

I have a plan.

For the entire month of November I am going on a diet, which I have made up myself.  Because I don’t care to follow diets made up by random people I don’t know.  This one’s for me.

I tried it out for a week last month, and it was kinda hard, even for a week.  But I’m going to stick to it.  So far (all three days) it’s been going all right.

Here’s what I came up with.

Meal 1: Cereal

Meal 2: Yogurt

Meal 3: Soup, Sandwich or Salad

Meal 4: Fruit

Meal 5: Whatever (within reason)

Rules: 1) Meals can be in any order  2) I reserve the right to substitute lunch with leftovers so I don’t waste food (because food wasting is bad!)  3) It is required to drink at least 5 glasses of water per day 4) Diet soda and ice tea are allowed

That’s all I can come up with right now.  I’ll let you know how it goes at the end of the month.

I’d also like to start some sort of exercise routine but it’s hard trying to decide what will fit into my schedule in the long run.  The only exercise I really enjoy enough to stick with is yoga.  Right now, I could start going back to my gym for yoga class, but the time is so inconvenient.  The gym is on my way home from work which would be great if the class didn’t start at 7:30 pm.  I’m not staying at work that late.  That’s just craziness.  4 pm and I’m outta there.  And when I get home… it’s just so hard  SO HARD to go out again.  And then there’s Matt.  Now that I’m home during the week, I get to spend more time with him.  I don’t want to waste that time by driving half an hour just to go to yoga class and back.

I know, I know.  Excuses excuses.  I have a couple other options.  A new yoga class just started up at my apartment complex.  I could try that for now, at least until next semester at school starts and my schedule changes again.  There’s also $5 yoga at a studio right down the street from my office.  The time’s a bit inconvenient for that too, but I might try to work something out.

In other news, I’m participating in the month long writingfest otherwise known as NaNoWriMo.  And I haven’t written one speck of a novel yet.  Ok, that’s a lie.  I wrote a little bit last month because I was inspired for some reason.  But it seems that inspiration went out the window with the end of October, or the end of the field season in which I spent many hours on the road dreaming up what I’d write in aforementioned novel.  Thoughts, however, are no good unless I write them down.  I really need to kick it up a notch.

Not tonight, though.  Tonight I have to eat dinner and watch Dancing With the Stars with one very good-lookin guy.

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§ 4 Responses to The Plan Keeps Coming Up Again

  • kyooty says:

    remember to enjoy yourself! 🙂 good luck!

  • Chloe says:

    I think it’s a good diet… This summer I went on a very similar diet, and I got great results!!
    But I hate any kind of exercise… Well, except for walking. Is that exercise? Does that count?
    Btw, good luck with your novel!

  • Yay for taking charge and taking action! Sounds like the yoga in your apt. complex will work for you – that’s great. And I’m excited that you’re doing NaNoWriMo too – we should be official writing buddies. I’m not sure how you’re listed – I’m “Holly Forrest.” 🙂

    One thing you might reconsider is the diet soda. Iced tea is wonderful, and so is hot tea, especially green tea because of all the health benefits. But I read this and sent it on to my brother because he drinks diet soda: http://health.yahoo.com/experts/drmao/20270/what-soft-drinks-are-doing-to-your-body/

  • Pam says:

    Lately I’ve been doing this diet where I eat all fruits and veggies, except for 1 meal a day. I didn’t really intend to do it, it just sort of happened, since I do love my fruits and veggies.

    As for exercise – yes walking counts. Also I hate when gym class times are really inconvenient. It’s like all of your good intentions go to waste.

    I also second the cutting of diet pop, or any pop really. The amount of sugar (or non-sugar in diet) is not good for anyone. The best way to address the use of sugar is actually to do a low glycemic-index diet. It’s more of a lifestyle though and takes some commitment. I’ve been on it for about 3 years now.

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