Tuesday, January 15, 2013
As much as I wouldn't like to admit it, I have to challenge myself more. I've been maintaining my 35 pound loss for almost a year
but it was unintentional because I was planning on losing 30 more.
I want my HIIT classes to be more rewarding, i.e. with actual fat loss and muscle toning, but they're not going to be if I don't make hard changes to my eating habits, so here's my challenge for the next 6 weeks:
-At least a 200 calorie differential 5 days/week
-Journal, meditate, play with the cat's toys (with the cat, of course), and/or text a friend instead of going over my calories at night
-No more sugar in my coffee
-Make my own wheat free, fruit sweetened protein bars and cookies instead of buying any.
My housemate said she wants to eliminate sugar from her life and I said I would too. I'm nervous about that, but I'm more nervous about the calorie differential. It'll require a level of honesty about my Calories In that I haven't been very level with.
We do our next strength assessment in my class in 6 weeks. My goal is to lose 4 pounds and an inch of belly fat. I know that seems like not enough, but even the smallest amount will feel monumental. I'll admit that my problem isn't a plateau in my weight loss, it's a plateau in my attitude and habits. So if I don't change them, I'm sure the only thing my increased strength and cardiovascular fitness will be good for is to throw a tantrum about how belligerent I am. My motivational thought for the next 6 weeks: Would I rather lose weight or make a fool of myself throwing a tantrum?