Thursday, May 24, 2012
My original goals:
WEEK 5: FITNESS – Memorial Day
1. Do a dvd or walk for at least 50 – 60 minutes before getting involved in festivities
2. Eat at least 2 meals at home.
My revised goals:
1. Walk a 5K
2. Swim for at least 25 – 30-minutes one day over the 3-day Strong End.
3. Eat to satisfaction not until it’s gone.
4. Plan bbq meal ahead of time (since our turn to supply the food) making sure it’s healty.
That’s it. Not too overwhelming but still challenging and do-able. We will be up at my friend’s pool one day over the weekend. I might even sneak in a girl’s time with my bff on top of that. Have to check with DH about those plans, although he’s always been OK with me taking girl-time.
This weekend has a big camping event in southern San Diego. In some ways I wish we were going. But… I also cherish this time I’m spending with my husband without the pressure of packing, hauling, setting up, camping (because there are no hotels/motels nearby) for 2 –3 days and then reversing the process. I miss the SCA as it used to be. Fun, hanging out with friends, learning new things. But, right now, it hasn’t been fun for either of us for a long time. So we are doing other things.
There is a groupon for a weekend scuba certification class we’re thinking about getting. A lot of the expensive costs are covered in this so it would be pretty affordable. Scuba diving is something we’ve both wanted to learn for a long time. We are finally in a financial position where we can really consider doing this on a semi-regular basis. Maybe this will be our anniversary present as it will be year 21 mid June.
I am on my way though to a better, healthier more active life and I must admit this has been a fun round so far. I am really enjoying the less structured atmosphere where we are on our own for fitness/nutrition. We do have challenges but they are mostly less about how many fitness minutes and more about social interaction. Which is exactly what I seem to be needing.
Even though I made less healthy choices last weekend, I’m still down over 2 lbs for the round and consistently moving down on the scale (even if it bounces the highs are lower than the downs). It’s all about trends. I haven’t measured myself lately, so I don’t know inches lost, but I do know that I am proud of what I have accomplished so far.
1. I have worked out 5 days a week for 5, or was it 6(?), weeks in a row.
2. I have eaten healthy more than 80% of the time.
3. I have started “feeling better” over all.
4. I am losing again, even if it is slowly.
I have a goal. I WILL be going on the Thanksgiving Cruise. My goal is to need a new bathing suit (even though I probably won’t use it much) before then. That means getting into at least a size 10 by then, bathing suit size. No matter what the state of DH’s job. We WILL be going for two glorious weeks! Away from phones, interntet (eep! No spark people) and into the sunshine of crossing from Spain to Miami instead of in the gloomy dark (at least that’s my hope).
The steps I’m taking to get there?
a. 20 (+) min 4 days a week
b. 50 + minutes 1 day a week.
c. Strength training 2 days a week (included in the 4 days a week time but still focusing on strength training 2 of those days)
2. Eat healthy ~ meaning
a. A minimum of 5 fruits/vegetable a day.
b. Eat at home 3 (+) nights a week
c. Take lunch at 3 (+) days a week
d. Eat a healthy breakfast… EVERY day, including weekends.
Hope everyone has a GREAT STONG END for the USA Memorial Day Weekend. What’s your plan?