Monday, January 21, 2013
I must admit, I have fallen off the face of the earth. I will ocassionally log and track the foods I am eating, but more often than not I log on, tracks meals and don't eat them. I have done relatively well on body revolution, dropping 13 lbs since the middle of December. This all said, I can see some places were I would like to improve and tighten up my regiment.
I knew almost right away that the 1200 calories allotted for body revolution is not enough food for me. Seriously my body absolutely hates it and I fear having metabolic damage eating in this way. Secondly, although my food quality has been pretty good for the most part, my macros have been horrible (40f/15 pr, 45c). I know part of the reason for this is because I am vegetarian, but I don't think it is helping me progress. I am contemplating (for the millionth time) of adding back in animal protein. I am going to up my calories and simultaneously aim for 1 gram per pound of my goal weight of protein (135 grams of protein). My tracker is open so please creep away and give me heck if I am not eating enough protein.
I absolutely love body revolution, but my only complaint about it is that it progresses really quickly. For example, in one level you go from doing pushups with a plank twist to doing scorpion pushups 2 weeks later. I find this really challenging and I think I am pretty well conditioned and I can't imagine someone with tons of weight being able to do this move with proper form.
I made it an informal new years resolution to put myself out there with boys more and to make new friends. So far, I have 2 boys that I have met that seem like they could be good matches for me (I will keep you all in the loop:). I have been to a few parties and have blown my diet big time at both events. This honestly saddens me, but I know that in these scenarios I do this when I am in a room full of people and know nobody and my only friends there are talking to people I don't know (or to boys which obviously is a bad time to walk on over). I am also someone who never drinks, but when I have 2 drinks at a party, I wake up feeling like death and looking bloated. Honestly, I think that I am someone who just should cut out booze for the most part now while focusing on losing weight (unless it is on a date:).
School wise and internship wise, I feel really comfortable with what my position is within the organization I am at. I feel like I am making a big difference and I like the people I work with in the office and the children I get to work counsel.
I am in phase 2 currently, but am considering staying in this section for another month because I don't want to move on pre-maturely. I also have been working out 6 days per week, but I am thinking of cutting this down to 5 days because of my schedule and because I think it is better for my body.