Thursday, January 17, 2013
The first weekend challenge is getting us back into the swing of things focusing on getting back to the basics of tracking our food, moving and... figuring out how to get rid of things that are weighing us down.
D: DECIDE to just DO IT. Have a break-through this weekend. Attack anything that has been holding you back.
I have decided that I am going to FINALLY call our waste management service and arrange for a large item pick up. We have 2 water heaters and a treadmill (plus other stuff) that needs to go! And have needed to for over a year. Yeah, both of our water heaters went out (we have 2 houses on our property) went out and we replaced them in January 2011. They have been sitting in my back yard waiting for me to get it done. So I will.
O: OXYGENATE you body. Do your cardio. Do an activity that raises your heart rate and makes you shine with sweat and pride for at least 20 minutes.
Oh yeah! I got this one! I am trying to streak with my pedometer and to get the 7,000 steps a day I need to workout for at least 30 minutes of walking. I can do this!
I: INTERACT. TWO parts to this one - FIRST post on your chat thread with real information about you - what's important to know about you AND SECOND respond to your team members who post. Don't worry, you don't have to reply to EVERY person, just acknowledge or respond to at least some of your teammates. Is there someone that makes you smile? Laugh? Say "me too"? LET THEM KNOW. These connections will help carry you through the next 12 weeks and *beyond*!
Tough one for me over the weekend. I'll try to sneak on and post but I spend most of the weekends with "real" people so it's sometimes hard to post.
T: TRACK your nutrition. It would be great to be able to stay within your calorie range, but the real focus of this weekend is to get familiar with your food tracker (it doesn't matter if you use Spark, an app, or a paper napkin). Knowledge is power. Know what you're eating!
I'm going to try to stay within calorie range over the weekend. I am committed though to at least logging it all. Saturday will be difficult because my friend is going to do a lot of little appetizers for grazing while we play games at her house. I'll do my best.
I am now on day 16 of my 7,000 steps (+) daily and going strong. Going to have to do more when I get home as my morning dvd didn't give me many steps, but it did give me some great strength and other movements I don't do often work.