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Starting Over


Monday, July 14, 2008

Okay - so I'm going back through all my old blog entries and realized JUST HOW MANY TIMES I've started over... Ay-yay-yay. What to do?

This time will be different? How? I know what to do (I've even done it before) but the questions is getting myself to actually follow through for more than a few days. What was the difference in December/January and now? Why could I do it then and not now? I wish I knew. And I'm starting over again anyway.

1. Planning... done already for the week. Shopping included.
2. Honesty... I didn't track/record my weight gain after John died - just too depressing. But no more. I'm tracking the truth from now on - even if it's not good:
Bicep = 11.75 (up .5)
Waist = 30.75 (up .75)
Hips = 39 (same)
Thigh = 22 (down 1 inch - ????)
Neck = 13.75 (up .25)
3. New training plan - to get me motivated. I'm working on this today. I read in Oxygen this week that if your thighs are over 20 inches, you probably don't need to train your legs... that the cardio training will cover that. So I'm going to try:
Mon, Wed, Fri = cardio (HIIT on treadmill)
Tues, Thurs, Sun = weights and circuits (T=arms&shoulders, Th=back&abs, F=glutes)
Sat = rest and plan (chop veggies, cook chicken breasts, etc.)
4. When I was successful, I was eating clean nearly 100%. I was so strict. Truth is, I don't even like the junk that slips in anymore. But it's there, so I eat some. Not as much as I used to, but still... so I am going to eat clean, but not freak out about the occasional (once a day) un-clean item. So I have a slice of whole grain bread with a little bit of HFCS... I'm not going to stress. I'm going to do my best not to buy that stuff, but if dh brings it home, ungrateful is not the answer. It's one slice of bread.
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LILLIAN364 7/14/2008 12:28PM

    I've started Fast Break three times. So I started over twice. I hope to get through stage 2 this time. You aren't alone. emoticon

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