Monday, January 23, 2012
I worked hard over the last few days to get closer to my nutrition and fitness goals. I got my calories up to a great number, fat was cutting it close to over-but in good range, salt was good, protein still needs to rise just a bit, carbs seem to be hit and miss, and fiber is better but still needs to go up.
I changed my nutrition tracker for SP to plan my meals. I'm a picky eater so I had to edit a few, but all within good ranges if I stick to it. I also got this idea from reading blogs....I changed my tracker to 'pre-diabetic plan'. I've not been diagnosed with this, BUT the tracker just may fit me better. It tells how many calories, etc to aim for-for each meal and allows 2 snacks. I get along much better if I eat small meals more often than 3X a day so maybe this will help me stay in ranges more.
I'm still in the running to hit 1000 fitness minutes this month!!! I still believe I need to knock it up a notch to harder workouts, but the fact that I'm consistently getting off my bum is a good thing..especially for winter:)
So this week I'm concentrating on:
Going to the gym...full body ST and elliptical...Tue & Thur
At home...DVD's or Xbox...Mon, Wed, Sat
Drinking my water...aim for 5 cups
Follow meal plan
Keep working on taking breaks from studying to stretch and move a bit
I've had to declare a break from running. Every time I try to jog, no matter how much I stretch, my calves, shins, and sciatic nerve area bother me. I get really tight and the pain just isn't worth it. My plan is to step it up in other areas and strengthen up so maybe I can handle jogging again in the future.
OK it's time for planned breakfast and some time with my new DVD with weighted gloves:) Then some last minute studying before class and lots and lots of studying afterwards for a test tomorrow.
Have a great week all!!!!!!!!!