Friday, September 14, 2012
In order to make any changes, health-wise, I need to focus on two main areas:
1) Nutrition and 2) Fitness
So, my nutrition goals are as follows:
1 Stick to my SP assigned calorie range, with a preference for the 1200-1300 range, 90% of the time;
2 Consume at least 2 L of water a day; and
3 Eat at least 2 fruits and 3 veggies/day
My fitness goals are as follows:
1 Run at least 3 times a week;
2 Walk at least 2 times a week;
3 Add strength training at least 2 times a week;
4 Improve my 5K and 10K times;
To meet my nutrition goals I will be doing the following:
1 Meal planning on a weekly basis to ensure that my nutritional goals are met;
2 Filling my 1.5 L water bottle as soon as I get to work and trying to drink it before lunch; and then refilling;
3 Allow myself 3 meals (snacks or full meals) off plan to ensure that I dont end up bingeing
To meet my fitness goals I will be doing the following:
1 Packing my work out gear every day for a lunch time or after work workout;
2 Picking fun strength training activities so it wont feel like a chore;
3 Since I have only recently returned to running, and two of my goals are to improve my 5K & 10K times I will need to work up to running a 5K (duh!) and increase to 10K, slowly. Will attempt to follow the below schedule:
a. 9/17-9/21 Run at least 2 miles, 3X/week
b. 9/24-9/28 Increase mileage by 1 mile, 3X/week (total of 3 miles/day);
c. 10/1-10/5 Run 5K three times paying attention to timing;
d. 10/8-10/12 Increase mileage by 1 mile, 3x/week (total of 4 miles/day);
e. 10/15-10/19 Run 4 miles/day x3 paying attention to timing;
f. 10/22-10/26 VACATION (in Costa Rica) will attempt to run M & T (4.5 miles/day);
g. 10/29-11/2 Run 4 miles/day x3 paying attention to timing;
h. 11/2-11/6 Increase mileage by 1 mile, 3x/week (total of 5 miles/day);
i. 11/9-11/13 run 5 miles/day x3 paying attention to timing;
j. 11/16-11/20 Increase mileage by 1 mile, 3x/week (total of 6 miles/day);
k. 11/23-11/27 Run 6 miles/day x3 paying attention to timing;
l. 11/30-12/4 Run 10K/day x3
I am a bridesmaid in a wedding in Costa Rica in October. I am allowing myself to deviate from my plan while in Costa Rica, and will not be disappointed, or surprised, when my weight increases upon my return.
I will be gentle with myself and allow myself flexibility. Goals are wonderful markers to strive for but meeting them, or not meeting them, does not make or break me as a person. If I falter, the wonderful thing about life is that I am blessed to be given another chance to get it right. And I will not berate myself if I falter. This is life and I am embracing all aspects of it faltering, falling, failing (or perception of), joy, success, happiness, love, disappointment, sadness, elation
I love me. And I am looking forward to working toward my goals.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Ok. This is just getting ridiculous. Once again, my weight is EXACTLY what it was last week. AND the week before.
I have worked out FIVE DAYS this week. I have stuck to my calorie range (except for my slip ups Sat/Sun). I have consumed my 2L of water EVERY DAY.
Not a budge. Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Did not move one ounce downward.
I am thankful it did not move up. But, come on!!!!! THROW ME A POUND or TWO!!! DOWN!!!! What does a girl have to do?!
Have I plateaued? Is this the weight I'm supposed to be? This is the weight that my weight loss has consistently stalled at for the last year. I cannot seem to get any lower than this...I have lost the 3+ pounds to get below 170, but inevitably it is short lived and the weight goes back up to what it is now (or slightly higher). WHAT IS WITH THIS STUPID WEIGHT?!!!! Why this weight? Why can't I be stuck at 125?! I'll even tak 130! GRRRRR.
I am so incredibly frustrated. I am following the "rules", and my weight is NOT dropping. One week - ok, I can understand that. But TWO WEEKS?! WTH?!
Needless to say I am in a really crappy mood. I have worked hard and I have nothing to show for it - other than stinky running clothes and left over meals on my meal plan to eat for the week.
I was proud of myself. I stuck to my plan, I pushed through, even on days I didn't want to. And my weight does not seem to care. What's the point?! To not gain weight? I'm doing all of this so I don't gain weight? Seriously?
Ok - review of goals:
1) Stick to calorie range 90% of the time;
2) Exercise 5 days a week;
3) Find something to be positive about EVERY DAY!; and
4) Drink at least 2 L of water/day
1) Aside from Sat and Sun of last week (during which I stumbled, and then face planted) - M-F has been 100%;
2) Goal accomplished, even in 100+ degree heat;
3) Goal accomplished;
4) Accomplishd - 100% of time (not including weekends - see above re stumble and face plant)
I'm frustrated, irritated, and in an overall bad mood. No amount of "positive thoughts" will get me out of this one.
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