Getting Back on Track NOW and Down 5 Pounds by August 18
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I love SP. Not just for the tools, but for the support. When I read FITWHIT's blog about making a PLAN for an "On Track" Week, I was so inspired I HAD to comment. Low and behold, she wrote back! Why was I planning to get back on track next week? Why had I "tried" (albeit faintheartedly) to get back on track last month and nothing had worked? Because I kept talking generally, not specifically. Because there was always some reason, some event... after which I'd get back on track.
So even though I am headed to Nebraska to spend time with my family, there are some things I can COMMIT to for getting back on track THIS WEEK:
Tuesday (today) - healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks; track all food; 60 mins cardio after work; I can either have chicken tenders and fries at Braves game tonight OR a beer and a healthier dinner but not both.
Wednesday - healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks; track ALL food; 50 minutes cardio
Thursday (vacation begins) - healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks; track all food; healthy dinner and ONE beer at airport; all that walking around is my cardio
Friday - start off AM with 30 mins on my sister's treadmill; eat a healthy breakfast and walk around zoo for hours; healthy lunch and dinner; no more than 4 glasses of wine at grandma's
Saturday - start off AM with 20 mins on my sister's treadmill; eat a healthy breakfast and walk around farmer's market for hours; choose mostly healthy and a few rare splurges (like mom's mac and cheese) at picnic lunch and dinner; no more than 4 glasses of wine at grandma's
Sunday - start off AM with 30 mins on my sisters treadmill; eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner; no more than 4 glasses of wine at grandma's
Monday - start off AM with 30 mins on my sisters treadmill; eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner (at airport); one beer at airport
This is not me being the "BEST" and "Most Responsible" version of my "getting back on track" self, but this is a realistic plan I can commit too. I am sending myself email reminders of my goals for each day of vacation.
Next week when I return - gym for 7 days in a row and CLEAN eating with no cocktails for 7 days. In 3.5 weeks (by August 18) I pledge to return to 156 lbs, the amount I weighed at my dad's funeral back in April. If I could stick to that weight during tragedy, I can surely stick to it during "regular times." If I plan that is...