Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I'm only writing 2 weeks of goals because I've learned that things change quicker than we can blink an eye! I'll be back to update and set additional ones for the remainder of the month later!
The first weeks fitness goal is to burn 280 calories daily/7days! Goal for the last week of August got me close to this daily so I'm thinking a few more minutes daily should do it! Week 2 I'll be increasing the calorie burn to 300 daily/7 days!
Slow and steady....Sounds easy enough right!
As for the rest it's just track, track, track....water, water water!
Friday, August 27, 2010
I've finally climbed my way back! For nearly the last month my motivation hit a low, almost like it dropped off the top of a building and busted into a million pieces! Took me a while to piece it back together, but, I'm back to exercise and tracking and boy does it feel good!
Still can't figure out what triggered the downward spiral...maybe it was a snowball of being "summer busy", maybe it was burn out or maybe I just needed the time! What I do know is that this is the point when I generally hit it hard, thinking that it's all or nothing to get myself back into routines, but not this time!
I've set a small first week goal of 30 minutes exercise for 7 days! Only 2 days in and I've already exceeded that minimum daily...what can I say, once you start, you don't want to stop! HA! I also decided to vary my cardio on a 4/5 day rotation! While this doesn't seem like a big deal, it means incorporating the elliptical/recumbent which I loathe... but did survive yesterday! I'm having a hard time not just running every day, but I know all too well that variety does a mind and body good, so I'm going for it!
This week will take me right to September 1st! I'm looking forward to setting weekly and monthly goals in the next few days for the coming month! I'm almost certain that running will "trump" the other activities, but I want to be careful not to make my goals too ambitious, but find a nice balance...if there is such a thing!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Challenge runs Wednesday-Wednesday!
W - WATER Drink 8 (8oz) Glasses per day! Stay Hydrated, Keep your Metabolism Stoked and on Fire ALL Day!
I - IGNITE 30 minutes of exercise...This could be Cardio, Could be Strength, Pilates, Yoga, Walking...We are just looking for 30 minutes. Sorry house work and regular daily activites do NOT Count. You have to really make the Effort. This is purposeful and deliberate exercise.
N - ***NUTRITION*** Track your food and stay in Range. This is the KEY to our SUCCESS. Calories in vs. Calories Out. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! If you Bite It, you Write It!
1 point per each Category
W = 1
I = 1
N = 1
Get all three and recieve a 2 pt BONUS for a Max of 5 pts per Day!
W - W10, I45min, Nrange total points = 5
Th- W10, I60min, Nrange total points = 5
F-W10, I45 min, Nrange total points = 5
S-W10, I0min, Nrange total points = 2
S- W10, I0 min, Nrange total points = 2
M-W10, I35min, Nrange total points = 5
T- W10, I0min, Nrange total points = 2
W-W10, 30min, Nrange total points= 5
Thursday, July 15, 2010
This weekend we'll be "Taking the Stairs" and climbing the Food Pyramid! Considering we're following it's nutrition guidelines, might as well climb it too!
Challenge will run FRIDAY - TUESDAY
Nothing complicated here, just Straight Minutes...Any and all Planned Exercise counts! Let's fire up those metabolisms and burn off some pounds!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
For the remaining 2 weeks of this round, we'll be following the guidelines of the Food Pyramid! This challenge will run Friday, July 15th - Tuesday July 27th!
Make a chart corresponding with the number of servings for each component listed under your calorie allowance choice! *1200 Calories - Grains 4 oz, Veggies 1.5 cup, Fruit 1 cup, Milk 2 cup, Meat 3 oz, Fat/Sugar limit 130 calories daily
1200 Calorie Chart
4 boxes for each oz of grains
5 boxes for each 1/2 cup fruits and veggies(2.5 cups = 5 servings)
2 boxes for each 1 cup milk/dairy
3 boxes for each oz of protein.
Keep fats and sugars to a minimum daily!
Friday - G,G,G,G ~ F,F,F,F,F ~ M,M ~ P,P,P
Each time you consume a component, you'll check off a box...ie: 3 oz pasta, check 3 boxes!
Fruits and veggies are combined, but please aim for more veggies as they contain fewer calories and sugar! Also try to get in a variety of color for a range of nutrients!
For each day that you check off all your boxes without going over you'll earn 5 points!
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