I cut out Coke for a whole year and then this summer started up again while I was travelling. I didn't really enjoy it the same, but it was convenient. When I started working at the school this fall again, they had a vending machine and I've been really tired, so a can or two a day pick me up has started to become my habit, as well as hot chocolate after school. I decided for the new year, that I need to reduce sugar (even though it didn't make any weight difference before), so I've quit Coke and hot chocolate, reducing sugar and dairy a lot. My legs and vocal cords still are swelling up all the time, for no reason, so I figured that since sugar increases water retention and is really bad for you anyway, that's a good place to start.
My Fitbit Force died and I am eager to get it replaced with the Charge HR, which hasn't come out yet. I find that it's motivating to know how many steps I've gone in the day. With teaching more, I've increased the amount of steps, although it's still under what it should be.
I think this coming week I'm going to start small with strength training to add a few squats and pushups a day. Not time consuming, but starts to carve out a time for it and a space for that in my head.
I'm also working on drinking minimum two litres of water a day and taking supplements. I used to do that easily, but I've gotten lazy.
I'm noticing that the worse I'm doing physically, the less emotional energy I have to tackle anything.