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57 day challenge: Positive changes and goals, not perfection!!

Friday, April 05, 2013

Why 57 days? Because it pushes me through to the end of May, through prom and grad school work and graduations and preparation for Cancun. Because it doesn't have to be perfect or a nice round number of days!

Goals for the next 57 Days
Daily goals:
-- Eat more veggies than other foods, and focus on veggies, lean meats and fruits
-- 64+oz water per day (3 bottles = 72oz)
-- School night bedtime: 9:30, Weekends: 10:30
-- Look for ways to be more active, not just with formal exercise
-- follow my plan for workouts
~Mon. am workout in the gym: free weights; elliptical, stairclimber, or walk/run on the track
~Tues. 5:30am cycle (1hr), maybe evening Metabolic Effect &/or cycle
~Wed. 6am yoga
~Thurs. 5:30am cycle (30min), 6am arms/abs; maybe evening kettle bell and ME
~ Fri. 6am yoga
~Sat. Walk or 8:15am cycle, 9am ME, 9:35 Coreblast
~Sun. Walk or 2pm cycle
** walk or do an exercise video &/or use free weights at home if I don't make it to the Y

As part of a challenge another sparker is doing, only 1 (ONE!!) dessert between now and 5/31! Thinking I'll save that for my graduation May 10!

Overall Goals:
- finish ALL remaining grad school requirements by May 2
~ portfolio
~ research project
~ order grad regalia
~ send invites!!
~ WALK- May 10 graduation!!
- complete scheduled workouts
~ strength/elliptical Mondays
~ 5:30am cycle classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays
~ 6am yoga on Wednesdays and Fridays
~ walks and/or YMCA classes Saturdays and Sundays
~ Look for opportunities to be active (walks/runs, skating, bowling or playing soccer, etc)
- Focus on Fresh fruits and veggies, lean meats, and 64+ ounces of water per day
~ limit processed foods
~ plan ahead for fresh meals
~ pack lunches for the week on Sunday
~ fill water bottles each night to be ready for the next day
~ limit snacking
~ eat all meals/snacks before 7pm
- Improve sleep
~ In bed by 9:30pm on school nights, 10:30 on weekends
- stress less
~ talk to dr and let him know I have stopped meds!
~ worry less over the scale and this crazy weight gain!

I am not going to focus on weight over these next 57 days. However, I do want to set a weight goal as well.
Starting weight: 4/4/13= 162
Goal 4/11/13= 160
Goal 4/18/13= 158
Goal 4/25/13= 156
Goal 5/2/13= 154
Goal 5/9/13= 152
Goal 5/16/13= 150
Goal 5/23/13= 148
Goal End weight= 145
Ending weight 5/31/13=

Starting 2/23 ------- 4/5
natural waist: 33"-- 32"
waist: 36"-------- 35.5
hips: 39" ----------- 39
bust: 32" ------------ 32
neck: 13" ------------ 13
left bicep: 11" ----- 12
right bicep: 12" --- 12.5
left thigh: 21" ----- 21.5
right thigh: 22" ----22
Left calf: 14" ----- 14
right calf: 14" ---- 14
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