Hi Spark Friends!
Well day two began with a work out at the gym. I got in 43 minutes but had a bit of trouble because I pushed myself too hard right at first and got a lump of mucus stuck in a very sore throat and my chest was burning like a flame! I should have stuck with what I know and worked my way up slowly, but I was told that I could do the workout and so I tried and felt like I about killed myself. Now the thing I am proud of was that I really wanted to quit but I didn't. I sat down, took a hit off my husband's inhaler so I could breath and then got back to it. I am proud of myself for that!
"For today's visualization, imagine that you have to make a choice between your favorite junk food and an apple. Confidently reach out, grab the apple, and take a big bite. Notice the feeling of relief that washes over you. You made the right decision that will help you get one step closer to your weight-loss goal! Think about this scenario if you feel tempted by unhealthy choices today."
I did this several times today, and as much as I hate to say, I failed a few times. I reached for the reese's mini's and still ate them. I reached for the twizzlers and ate them. I did manage to control the rest of the day, I really did stick with my plan very well besides the two slips. I did have the munchies really bad today but ate some of my healthy snack replacements. I could have done better today but not going to whine about it, not going to beat myself up, not going to let it beat me... going to keep pushing on!
Write 1-3 sentences about the highlights (or most challenging situation) from the past day...
Today the most challenging thing I faced was also the most ironic. The reason being is that I was just saying yesterday that the most challenging thing was to fit my business and my weight loss in my life. On the other hand, today, because we took the day off and chose not to work, I found myself with too much time, and boredom leads to eating for me.
I have to find a way to keep myself busy enough to break that comforting, familiar habit, but not so busy I forget to eat or wear myself down. I know I will find my happy medium, I just have to keep working on it every day.
My values were fairly balanced today even tho the slips. Calories and all nutrients were a bit high, although I did not go over what SP set for my goals, I really do not like them that high.
I slipped up a couple of times today, just going to keep trying each day to do better and better so that eventually I won't slip. My husband and I talked today about how we will not be buying any more junk food once what is in the house is gone. But I think I may be pitching it gone sooner than expected. I can only keep trying, and keep trying and keep trying...
I walked 4118/5000 steps today.
13 minutes of warm-up at the gym = 139 calories burned.
Strength training machines, 2 x 10 reps, for 30 minutes = 210 calories burned.
Band clocked total of 2657 burned (with BMR) with my deficit being 1232. Not half bad today, could have been better, I will be adding an evening workout as soon as my body gets used to the workouts again. I had discovered that I have been away from it for longer than I realized!
I will keep pushing ahead!
I will keep getting up every day with a new day planned and keep moving forward.
So, I did set goals:
Write in Journal everyday... CHECK!
Follow my plan today... CHECK!
Get to the gym... CHECK
I followed my coach today... CHECK!
I added motivation to my blog today... CHECK!
I spread the spark today... CHECK!
Track calories eaten each day... CHECK!
Track calories burned each day... CHECK!
Read from a motivational story or blog each day... CHECK!