Thursday, July 16, 2009
After losing 30lbs and gaining 5-10 back, I think I'm coming back finally. I have had 3 decent days of staying on track (or at least tracking my progress). I'm trying to make sure I choose healthy options, but also staying a bit flexible.
But in order to stay on track I have decided try to start with the basics
1) Water-Drink at least 10 glasses. For me this is "easy" and I think it has helped curve my hunger during certain times. Right now though I have only been hitting 8 cups. I want to pick up the pace.
2) TRACK MY FOOD-I have gotten out of the habit since our vacation up North, but now have had 3 days of successful tracking. I think this is my biggest problem, staying within my calories.
3) Exercise-Usually I have been pretty good, but this last 2 weeks I have gotten worse with my weekly exercise. I'd like to get 2-3 days of working with weights and 4 days of cardio. Here is what I hope my week will look like:
-Sunday: 16 to 30 mile bike ride with Kari
-Monday: 30 minutes of weights and 30 minutes of running on a treadmill or cross trainer (depends on how my joints are feeling)
-Tuesday: commuting via bike AND ZUMBA!!! (my favorite)
-Wednesday: 30 minutes of weights and walk the dog for 30 minutes/yoga--I REALLY need to work on my flexibility.
-Thursday: commuting via bike AND Dancing- DH and I are taking waltz right now.
-Friday: Intervals class
Wow. I'm going to be busy. I may want to consider a week off or something.
4) Blog Weekly--Although I'd like to blog daily until I am well on my way, but I'm going to try to be realistic.
My year-end goal is to lose 25lbs so that should be about 5 lbs a month. If more "falls off," I won't be against that. ;o)
New Monthly Goals
I'd really like to be in the 150's at LEAST.
To be continued...