Sunday, April 21, 2013
A few people mentioned on my blog yesterday that I should post the pic of the scale on my fridge or by the scale... so I decided to do this instead. I had been thinking of doing a new "Vision Board" but am going to opt to make it a very focused Goal/Challenge Board.
As you can see in the pic - my weigh in starts today and will be weekly going forward for the next 10 weeks with the end date of June 30th. My first weigh in today was at 172.
I plan on reaching that 154.5lbs again by then - I have 10 weeks to do this and the visual helps me. I also pulled out this book I have had for ages and never really followed - The 5 Factor Fitness by Harley Pasternak (who has trained people like Halle Berry in prep for her "Catwoman" show with this very program).
While I did a fast yesterday to reset... I am ready to start this program on Monday following the schedule as they lay it out.
5 meals per day
5 minutes to prep/cook
5 minutes phases in each workout
5 workouts a week (with an optional 6th cardio day and 1 rest day)
1 cheat day per week (Sunday) - where you still eat 5 meals per day but you allow yourself a 'treat' food of choice. No counting calories... on any part of the days/program.
I like how it has a simple laid out workout schedule including ST in every workout, some core work and cardio.
You know how I said that you have to live life outside of boundaries or 'set ways' well while I planned on doing more yesterday with regards to putting the board together - I was stopped by another family crisis - where I had to take my youngest daughter to the children's hospital emergency department as she had been hurting herself (cutting herself using a blade from a pencil sharpener all over both of her forearms), and had suicidal thoughts. After spending 3 hours there - they were quite concerned and thought of admitting her but they did not have any beds so we're home. It means keeping a close eye on her... It means my health and sanity needs to be good so I can be strong to get through this... yet another reason to stay vigilant on this journey.
My oldest is also expressing the need to vent/talk and unfortunately after last night I was too spent to give her the time so I will try to figure a way to do that today.
So you see - no matter what... Life has to go on and adjustments have to be made. I am grateful that my oldest told me about it. I am grateful that my youngest opened up to the crisis counselor about her 'pain' and I am hopeful we will be able to get her the help/support she is so desparately crying out for.
I am also thankful that I was able to spend a bit of time with my new friend before all of this happened... so I got some 'me' time in... Today ... I will take care and try to plan things for us to do including perhaps a walk in the sunshine if it chooses to join us.