Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Write it Wednesday Blog:
Approaching 6 weeks into this challenge and I just want to throw myself on the floor and burst into a tantrum like a 2 year old ! Despite my efforts at fitness, nutrition, and hydration...I just can't find that combination of what my body is comfortable with to let go of anything! Regardless what I change up it remains very comfortable with staying steady! Nothing new really, for over a year now I gain a couple, lose a couple, continue wearing the same pants etc., etc! That's just something that I am not willing to accept yet!!
If I said it's not, on occassion, frustrating to be doing things right, participating, forging forward, pushing outside the comfort zone and seeing nothing come of it while those around me ARE I'd be Lying! But rather than let it kick me in the teeth, I'm kicking back, and not on the couch either! I refuse to let numbers, digital, measurement, sizes or otherwise, play with my motivation or determination! 2011 is still the year I will see my goal weight!
While everything may seem in perfect order, it never is...there's always room for progress!! There are things I know I can improve on so here's the deal...
I can eat breakfast earlier instead of not get around to the first meal of the day until around 9! That's far too long to wait since I Rise N' Shine about 6:30!
I can also get a jump on water for the day drinking a glass before breakfast! I don't have issues with drinking too little, but my morning coffee has always come first!
I can exercise earlier! By no means will I be flying out of bed and hitting the equipment, but having workouts completed before noon would be a huge accomplishment for me! This is not going to be easy, I repeat NOT!!! I may just need the Pixie Police to cuff me to the treadmill for a while to make this happen and become habit!
On the exercise subject...I will not allow myself to get all "Maniac Minute" crazy again! Been there, done that, doesn't work, weight comes back, unless you are willing to put in extreme minutes for the rest of your life! I'd rather have a nice balance and variety of sustainable "lifestyle" minutes and see smaller losses that are going to stick around!
What I can and will bring back from my "crazy" days is the goal jar...1 cent for each minute of exercise I complete daily! Worked like a charm, even though it doesn't seem like much, the visual alone was worth it's weight in gold! This time... I'm upping the stakes and will reward myself an extra 10 cents daily for eating breakfast within an hour of waking and 25 cents for completing exercise before noon! At challenge end I'll find something to reward myself with based on the amount of money I've earned!
So...While kicking and screaming has been frustrating to this point, it's also made me dig a bit deeper! I'm gonna continue the next 6 weeks the same but be...Kicking it up with some new habits and Screaming positive thoughts when things don't seem Rainbows and Rah Rahs!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Challenge runs FRIDAY - WEDNESDAY
Each serving of freggie consumed 1 point (no maximum)
Each color you incorporate into your day 1 point (maximum possible 5/day, 1 ea color)
For each day you get a Full Rainbow you get 1 bonus point!
Points are awarded for FULL servings of a freggie only... bites of something won't get you one!
Servings are figured as the following:
1 medium piece of fruit
1/2 cup fruit (raw, canned, or frozen)
1/2 cup cooked vegetables (canned or frozen)
1 cup raw vegetables
1/4 cup dried fruit
4-6 oz. of 100% juice (serving size depends on the type of juice)
V-8 juices (both veggie and fruit) have a combination of freggies that create 1 serving, but not a full serving of each fruit/veggie ingredient listed! A 4-6oz serving would be considered one serving and represent 1 color (you choose which) and 1 fruit/veggie.
Friday ~ Freggies13, Colors 5, Rainbow 1~ Total: 19
Saturday ~ Freggies 11, Colors 5, Rainbow 1~ Total: 17
Sunday ~ Freggies 9, Colors 5, Rainbow 1~ Total: 15
Monday ~ Freggies 13, Colors 5, Rainbow 1~ Total: 19
Tuesday ~ Freggies 9, Colors 5, Rainbow 1~ Total: 15
Wednesday ~ Freggies 8, Colors 5, Rainbow 1~ Total: 14
Total Challenge Points: 99
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