I'm standing in front of the fridge looking at my chart for 30 Days of Planned Eating for Vibrams... and in 20 days, I only have earned only 8 X's. That just won't do.
Then I turn to the wall calendar & count the days until I go back home for my cousin's wedding... only 60 days! Yikes. I'm no where near in the condition I was 4 months ago before I started working, gaining weight & losing muscle. And if I continue on the recent trend, I'll have put on another 5-10 lbs before I go. Aaaagggghhhh.
I still have sixty days.
Sixty days is workable.
A lot can change in sixty days. A lot.
But... only if I get real & get serious.
Really serious. Kick ass kind of serious.
I do spin class on Mon & Weds. Today, I signed up for METCO Training on Tues & Thurs. I wanted something challenging & the course blurb reads:
"Train smarter with Metabolic Conditioning! Take your intensity to a whole new level. This power packed hour gives you the opportunity to elevate your intensity and finish with a solid core workout! The ultimate in training techniques!"
Hmmm... just typing that out has my heart racing! Am I nuts? Of course that's the same question I ask myself every time I take on a new challenge. I'm such a scaredy-cat when it comes to pushing myself. Good thing I've become so good at pushing through fear. lol
I'm going to do additional workouts in the mornings - M & W I'll do a 40 min bike with DeeOhGee; T & Th will be morning run days.
Friday is a rest day.
Sat & Sun are walking days.
Decided there is no way around it. If I want to get serious about losing weight, I simply must measure and track my food every single freakin day. I just got to suck it up and do it.
I find tracking extremely tedious, but extremely effective. So I asked myself is there anything I can do to make the process easier? And cleaning up my favourites list immediately came to mind. I've been using the tracker for 2 years & have never removed a favourite! lol
It ended up taking me a full hour to go through & edit the list (can only remove 1 item at a time). Boy was it eye opening! CheeCha Puffs, McDonalds burgers & Caramilk bars have no business being on the favourite list!! If I'm going to have them, the least I can do is manually enter the calories.
Another way to reduce my tracking time is to eat the same meals several days in a row. Then I can use the "copy meal to" function. Batch cooking will also save me time in the kitchen.
All this getting serious is going to take a serious amount of time. With a full time job, I'm not sure how I'm going to fit in everything I need to do in a day. But I know this - for the next 60 days, my workout & nutrition have to take priority.
I'm glad hubby is supportive. He has loved me the same, regardless of size, for 15 years. But now that he's seen how happy I was when I was a the top of my game with healthy eating & fitness, he wants me to go back to that place. He sees how unhappy I am about gaining the weight back and if, for the first time ever, giving me a hard time when I make bad food choices. I explained to him that I might be neglecting him a bit for the next 60 days & he's going to have to cook for himself at least a few times per week & I'm taking $75 out of the budget for exercising classes & another $100 for more workout clothes... and he just smiles and nods & says "You do whatever it is that you need to do. I'm behind you."
Alright, enough planning & thinking & typing. Time to DO! Taking DeeOhGee out for a long bike ride.