Ok. I'm finally buckling down on my goal to get healthier for year 39. It is amazing how time flies by. I told myself I wasn't going to start birthday week, because well, it was my birthday week and I had tasty gifts. Then the week after that was TAKS. Any teacher who has been through it knows how draining it is especially since I was testing 6th grade boys for four days. The week after that... well I wrote about that last blog post. A hectic whirlwind. And all of a sudden I'm three weeks into year 39 and haven't changed a thing about my diet or exercise.
Tomorrow. I am going to start exercising in the morning because that is the only time it can get done consistently. It means I have to ride my bike in the dark, but I already have the lights for the bike and I imagine the streets in River Oaks will be very quiet (except for all the other people out riding bikes and running, etc.). I finished or threw out the junk food I have and I went shopping with the idea of having little snacks throughout the day. I know there is debate on the best way to eat throughout the day, but anything has to better than what I'm doing right now which is either skipping breakfast or picking up breakfast, skipping lunch or running to one of the fast food places. Starving at 3 p.m. (I eat lunch at 11 a.m.) and then eating candy bars or other things I shouldn't be and then not being hungry until 8 at night. My eating schedule is horrible. I'm going to try to get it on a more regular schedule and eat little snacks throughout the day so I won't binge and crash. It won't happen over night, but I need to get started on it and tomorrow is the day.
Since I'm writing about changes I'll say in the vaguest of terms that I also came to some decisions about how I want to handle my dating life for the foreseeable future. I know the choice is right for me but it is not how I normally handle things (which right now is not working well at all) so I'm going to have to make a conscious effort to stay on this track. I'm going to have to be a little different than myself and I have to learn to be ok with that.