Saturday, June 21, 2014
As usual I am behind on my 5% challenge assignments so I will put them all into this blog. I have got my water bottle ready,my workout clothes and shoes are out and waiting for me. I went through the kitchen and fridge and tossed out the unhealthy foods. I went shopping and replaced it with healthy fruits,vegetables and grains. I made up a menu for this weeks dinners.
I will make up a menu of dinners every week of the challenge so I will know what I will be eating.
My basic nutrition plan is to track my food and stay within the calorie range that Spark has set for me which is between 1200 and 1550. My exercise plan is to get at least 10,000 steps daily, to start and stick with a strength training program and to add power yoga twice a week.
I want to lose this weight for my health, I would also like to look fabulous in my clothes. I do not want to look ultra thin....I want to look healthy and fit. I want to feel strong and confident. There quite a few things that I need to do to make this happen, one of those being keeping my trigger foods out of the house. So no ice cream and potato chips are allowed in my house.
These are the foods I go to when I am sad and stressed, I also tend too gravitate towards them when I am bored. I also need to take a look at why what I am doing isn't working. I know that my eating has been a major problem so I need to get that under control. I think one of the things that causes my eating problem is I am an all or nothing personality,so one slip and I feel guilty and then I eat badly. It takes me along time to get back track which makes me feel
like a failure and then I tend to deprive myself of food. So, I have to work on this all or nothing attitude. I also need to put my wants and needs first. I tend to let my family guilt me out of my healthy lifestyle...........if you wouldn't exercise so much we could spend more time together, you never cook anything we like anymore. I wind up feeling guilty and wind up doing something unhealthy, this has to stop. So I have decided this challenge I am going to treat myself well, I will not let anyone make me feel guilty for wanting to be healthy. I am going to make this summer my summer!!!!!