Thursday, January 17, 2013
This week we are talking about being UNAFRAID and making CHANGES. I think this pretty much sums up my entire SPARK journey. I dove in, met some great people, and I keep changing things up to ensure that I get results!
This week in particular I've made some changes. I've increased my fitness minutes by attending fitness classes. I've also increased my calorie intake. In the past when I would "diet" I would restrict calories and then also exercise like a mad woman. I wouldn't feel great, just crazed lol. Now that I am making a healthy lifestyle change, I'm looking at food as nutrition. So since I've upped my fitness minutes, I upped the amount of fuel I put in my body.
THAT is scary. I've been aiming for 1200 calories since I've started spark (sometimes I go over, but in general, that's my goal.) I've upped about 100-300 calories a day this week because I've been starving and wanting to ensure my body recovers after all the workouts. I will be interested to see what the scale reflects. If its too much, I will adjust.
Today I tried:
Z-boxing (cardio boxing) for 45 minutes.
Then I got Randy to go to alive, we had dinner and then walked for about 30 min.
I'm starting to feel my shoulder muscles, biceps, and glutes become harder.
My body felt less sore today and is adjusting to all the activity.
Things I'm thankful for:
My community for having such a great wellness center (Alive!)
Randy going for a walk today with me at Alive.