Good morning sparkies!
So, last week, I had this great idea (why those go array I don't know). Anyway, I had this great idea of what I was going to eat and how much exercise I was going to get in. Oh yes, a great idea. I even wrote it down (well at least the exercise part). And I stuck to it TWO days and then....work, feeling tired, sick of an achy, swollen knee, pain in my hand (that's new), it all sunk in and I just stopped following the plan. Now, as far as nutrition goes, I am doing better on all fronts. I am trying to stay closer to a clean diet but I did eat out on Tuesday and was MISERABLE all night into the next day and I ate out again Saturday with the misery setting in shortly after. You would think with the way it makes me feel that I would just stop but the craving for that bad food just won't subside. I will say that I tried last week to eat more greens and less carbs. It only semi-worked. I just gave up doing that toward the end of the week and never got back on track.
Anyway, this week, what am I going to do change this around? I really don't know. I have been working so many hours that I am just so tired when I get home that I don't want to work out. And, I've been doing really well sleeping, so I really don't want to wake up earlier to get a workout in. It is such a dilemma.
So, if I plan this out here, I NEED my spark friends to help keep me accountable. I have exactly SIX weeks until a beach getaway for a few days. I am going to have to wear a bathing suit. I am NOT at a point where I am comfortable in a bathing suit. I don't really love my upper legs, hips or stomach right now. The number 144 on the scale just doesn't agree with those areas. In fact, if I lose 10 pounds, it will all come off in those areas and I will feel MUCH better about the bathing suit ordeal. So, realistically, can I lose 10 pounds in six weeks? Well, I am not sure? I can only do minimal impact exercise. I am going to really have to keep my nutrition on point. If I want to be close to that weight in six weeks I need to consume 1200 calories per day. I can do this but it just takes planning.
So, back to the help from YOU my SP friends! I am laying out the plan right here and now for the week and I want you to hold me accountable.
Sunday (today): 1200 calories, 10 minutes ab workout
Monday: 1200 calories, 10 minutes resistance band workout, 35 minutes physical therapy workout
Tuesday: 1200 calories, 20 minutes upper body workout
Wednesday: 1200 calories, 30 minutes physical therapy workout, 10 minutes ab workout
Thursday: 1200 calories, 20 minutes upper body workout
Friday: 1200 calories, 30 minute walk
Saturday: 1200 calories, 10 minutes resistance band workout