Pooh. I went to Washington, DC last week and left off working out and eating right for the duration of the trip. Still haven’t gotten back. I haven’t gained any weight, but I haven’t lost any either. And my other fitness gains have been on hold too.
One of the email lists I’m on, it might be Zen Habits, encouraged writing oneself a formal pledge related to goals — and set in a four week time frame — and signing it, so I did that. Here’s the part that relates to health:
I pledge that for the next four weeks, I will work out no less than four times per week at the gym.
I pledge that for the next four weeks, I will walk or run three miles per day, three days a week.
I pledge that for the next four weeks, I will eat no less than 5 servings per day of fruits and vegetables.
I pledge that for the next four weeks, I will consume no drink or food with added sugar in it.
Typically, I’m lousy at keeping promises to myself. But I seem to have been better recently, and I think I can accomplish these things for this short time.