So, it’s the end of the first week of my 2013 goals in place! Here’s a summary of how I went.
-So, I made it to the gym this week for the first time in three years. I signed up for a free week trial, and my best friend already was signed up to the same gym. We decided that we will motivate each other to go a couple of times a week, to get fit for our goals this year. I’ve been several times now and my swimming is quite behind what I used to do 10 years ago. I can swim a quarter of the laps I used to…but it’s a start for now!
-Every morning and after exercising, I’ve been having water with lemon, mint and cucumber as a detox. Reading several articles (thanks Pinterest!) it says that this has detox-like abilities, and it wakes me up in the morning…perhaps more than a berrocca!
-As of Monday last week, I’ve stopped drinking soft drink, especially ones with artificial sweetening. I have decided that the only time I could have soft drink is when ordering a lemon lime and bitters when going out. I’m not really drinking alcohol anymore either, as it tends to wreck my system and diabetes when I do.
-After all the above, I stepped on the scales this morning and it appears that I have lost 3 kilos! This is a fantastic start and motivation for me 🙂
-I have also been checking my blood sugar levels 4 times a day, which is finally becoming a habit again. My diabetes is slowly getting better, which could also be thanks to the exercise I’ve been doing and cutting out soft drink/alcohol. I also think it’s very much thanks to the reward system my boyfriend has set up (every time I do a blood sugar check, I get $1, and when it’s in range I get $2. It’s the perfect way to save up for epic rewards!)
-I also bought a ukulele over the weekend, which I love and find very easy to pick up and play. I know many songs now and about a dozen chords, so I can’t wait to learn more…and it makes me so happy when I pick it up and have a little jam. It’s a good little thing to keep me happy and motivated 🙂
So, for this week, I am trying aqua aerobics and another go at the cross-trainer (which killed me last week!), and I might start off with the treadmill again. Lots of things ahead, but overall I feel like I’m off to a great start 🙂