My employer's healthy weight challenge started this week. They provided a template to track a few healthy goals. It was a .pdf, so I popped it into excel. I have just one nutrition goal: to stay in my calorie range. And just one fitness goal: 10k steps. I also listed the activities I'll do to meet the 10k steps: Zumba, EA Sports workouts, biking, walking at home. I'm using a stoplight scheme on the weekly tracker to see where I need to focus improvements. I'm pleased with Monday through Wednesday, staying really close to my calorie range. My findings so far: unplanned Cheez Its are bad! And
eating them right from the box!
Next week, I'll continue to stay hydrated and eat every 3-4 hours. I'll plan as much of my food in advance daily and have my phone at the ready to make adjustments as I go. I'll endeavor to track it before I eat it to make sure I'm staying in my budget.
On the fitness front, I'm committed to the EA Sport, but other cardio is difficult to do when I'm tired from long work days. That tells me I need to tweek the timing. Next week, I will try to take fitness breaks during the work day to get up, stretch, and walk around. On days that I work from home, I will commit to morning fitness.
The Plank a Day Challenge I was participating in for January was just extended for the year! If you're on facebook, here's a link to the event: www.facebook.com
I'll admit, I don't do them daily, but it's a great exercise. It doesn't take any time, especially if you're not an uber planker, which I am not! If you're interested in other challenges, follow Taking Back My Life www.facebook.com
. She's always excited to get new members. She usually welcomes you by doing x amount of an exercise.
Happy weekend, everyone. Eat fresh and move often!!