Wednesday, January 7, 2009

DAY 1 - Excuses Are For Wimps

Okay, so here is the report of my first day of my weight loss goal.

I actually did pretty good, but I have a few excuses, so I guess I am calling myself a wimp. I did have some soda because I still have a sore throat and cough. My job requires me to be on the phone 10 hours a day, therefore, the carbonation was needed. I did do "diet soda" so that was good. One other excuse to give, is I didn't work out today. I get up at 5:00 a.m. to get ready for work. If I come straight home after work (which I rarely do) I don't get home until about 6:30. Well tonight was one of those nights where Dave and I had to make a couple of stops on the way home and we didn't get home until after 8:00. I was hungry, tired, and most of all my throat was so sore from talking on the phone for 10 hours while trying to get over this virus that I have. So there are my excuses for the Soda and not working out.

Here are some great things I accomplished on Day 1 of my diet:
I drank about 150 ounces of water, which is excellent. It is important to drink plenty of water, especially when you are trying to lose weight. Both my Doctor and Personal Trainer have recommended this formula:

Your Current Weight Divided by 2 = # of ounces of water you should be drinking daily.
For example, if you weigh 150 lbs, you should drink 75 ounces of water a day.
I drink way more than is suggested just because I have seen the benefits of drinking water and how it has helped me with my overall health, especially my weight loss. At first it may seem overwhelming to you to drink so much water. But after about a week (and many trips to the bathroom) your body will adjust and you will notice the difference.
Here are just a few benefits:
-Weight Loss (A full Tummy of H2O means you will not eat as much)
-Hydration (For Example -Your skin - Look Younger)
-Flush Toxins
-Healthy Skin
-Burn More Fat and Build More Muscle
-Keeps you brain healthy (Our brain tissue is 85% water, we want to keep our bodies hydrated so our brain can function properly)
- Boosts Energy Levels
So my challenge for each of you is to increase your intake of water. See what a difference it can make!
It is a little after midnight, so I technically didn't get this post in on "DAY 1" of my diet. I am up way to late and should be sleeping like a baby right now. More on that in a future post. Sweet Dreams....


susette said...

Thanks Amy. Maybe that's the reason for headaches is lack of water? It makes sense to me now. I love all this great knowledge you shared tonight.

Reuel and Ana said...

I have always drank a lot of water, no soda. It really helps. keep up the good work.

Shayna said...

GOOD JOB!!! Little steps is the way to go. We cant make the change over night! You just reminded me to go get a drink of water!!! YEAH