Wednesday, January 09, 2013
I'm signed on for another "free" trial of the SparkCoach program and am working on the motivation and consistency track. I chose that one because I really needed to get my eating back on track and rediscover my mojo. I gained 4 lbs. over the holidays and really need to get them off before even more pile on.
I wasn't that impressed with SparkCoach the first time I tried it, but, I have to admit, it seems like it's come a long way in a very short time.
Today SparkCoach gave me a community task of planning my meals for tomorrow. Here's what's on the menu:
Breakfast: Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Lunch: Apple, Yoplait 100-calorie Peach Greek Yogurt, and a hard-boiled egg.
Dinner: Crockpot lasagne, courtesy of Dottie, my bestie.
That will leave me enough calories for an evening snack before bed.
Otherwise, I'm doing pretty well. I've been building as much activity into my days as possible. In addition to my regular workouts, I've been taking the stairs at work (and my legs are feeling it) and taking short walks at lunch.
My shoulder is healing pretty well, with lots of stretching and range of motion exercises. I'm even strength training again, but at a lower weight. It felt GREAT to get back into it! While I was away, Planet Fitness hung a poster of the Biggest Loser Step workout in my circuit area and I've been doing that for my circuit (another possible reason my legs are screaming).
On Monday night, I jogged my furthest distance EVER! I ran 7 miles in about 84 minutes! Not exactly blazing speed, but FANTASTIC for me! Until I got involved in SparkPeople, I've never been a runner; wasn't even interested in running. I've never been able to run a mile in my life -- not even in high school! So, naturally, I'm pretty proud of that accomplishment.
I've been drinking all of my water, so I'm on track there.
My calorie intake is my downfall. I start out the day healthy. I even make it through the early evening on track. But, just before bedtime, I lose my mind and blow it by snacking. Even though I've been messing this up, I'm still hopeful a couple of those holiday pounds will disappear by weigh day because of everything else I've been doing. If not, I know why. I definitely have to get this back under control.