I'm kinda like Mrs Mom... I subscribe to the school of KISS (and I'm not talking about the rock band). If I make too many changes at once, or too big of a change I seem to fall off the wagon. At the same time I need some kind of guidelines. So I came up with a bit of a game plan for myself.
#1 Very Important - Do not take on too much at once and overwhelm myself!
#2 Use the treadmill. And not as a clothes hanger!! When I bought it I swore to myself that I wouldn't be one of "Those People". I am very happy to report that the only time it is used as a hanger is when I drape my sweaty clothes on it to air out before they hit the hamper after a session on the TM. lol My goal is to use my TM for a minimum of 30 min/day 5 times a week.
#3 Get back to the gym. I joined Curves as part of a fitness study a few months ago. I did pretty well and was happy with my results and how I felt. Then Pie got sick, really sick and my life was suddenly put on hold. I was working every day, at the hospital when I wasn't working and just drained right out. I plan on getting back into my routine of 3 days a week at Curves. (side note, would you consider Curves a gym or a workout centre or something else???)
#4 This is a bit tough in the winter but I'm hoping to be able to ride 3 - 4 times a week. I plan to check out team penning this weekend. If I have fun that will be one of my ride days (its every Sunday) And I've also found someone to take lessons from that has an opening that fits my odd schedule!
#5 Eat healthier foods and practice better portion control. I have to say this will probably be the hardest part for me. I eat a LOT of "convenience foods". Usually lunch, and usually because I'm in a hurry. I will also admit that I am often a breakfast skipper and that is something I really need to remedy. There's a reason its called "The most important meal of the day" it fuels your body so you don't crash and eat too much/the wrong kind of foods.
So there you go, my basic game plan. I guess now its time to tell myself Game On!