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Starting over again tomorrow.

Friday, May 10, 2013

I'm not mad. I'm actually more determined than ever right now.

I started a 12 week challenge. Today was supposed to be Day 16. But yesterday I started thinking. I've had to take too many days off. The first week, two days were off injured. I still let those go. I watched my nutrition and listened to my body. So I counted them as days working towards my goal.

This week I caught a wicked cold. It's still kicking my butt. But yesterday was my second day this week off. Today was day 3 that I was going to miss my fitness.

That's what did me in. I had to face that my illness/injuries was keeping me from actually working towards my goal.

I've also decided I need to clarify my definition of a successful day as well.

A successful day will include:
- sticking to my nutrition/calorie balance. I will continue to track every bite I eat. I need to stay within my ranges on SP. My calorie ranges are 1450-1800. I will allow an overage IF and only if I am OVER a 1,000 calorie deficit.

- a 850 calorie deficit. This is the MINIMUM deficit that I will accept as a successful day. If I am over and above the 1.000 calorie deficit, I will accept eating over my 1800 calories. For every 100 calorie deficit, I will be okay with 50 extra calories in my nutrition tracker. That means I can eat 50% of any calories OVER 1000 that I burn. I don't have to. I'll just allow the extra if I need to eat more to support my activity.

- one day a week is my fitness break day. ONLY one in seven. I MUST have one day off every week. No fitness. Just rest. Again, I MUST stay within my calorie ranges that day. Ideally I will want to aim for the low end of my ranges, but I will accept anything in my range.

I know it sounds a little confusing, but I understand it. That's what matters most. I need to clearly know what a successful day is. Now I do.

I will allow some days for illness in addition to what is listed above. I will do my best to have a 1,000 calorie deficit every day. If I'm too sick, I will listen to my body and accept it. I will do my best to make that my one day a week that I need to take off from fitness. If all of this fails, I will allow 3 days in the 12 weeks for illness. Any more and I will re-start my challenge again.

I just got my Visi 5 Day Trial pack today. It's a regiment with 5 days of supplements. I will also be starting it tomorrow, and tracking daily for those 5 days.

By the way, if you are interested in the Visi program, message me. I have signed up as a distributor. I LOVE what the supplements have done for me so far, and I can't wait to see how effective these new ones will be also.
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AWESOMECHELZ 5/11/2013 10:17AM

    I hope you continue to feel well and I wish you the best with your goals. God bless! Love, Chelsea emoticon

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JUSTME29 5/11/2013 9:39AM

    Sounds like great, clear goals. I think it's a really good idea to build in some extra leeway for illness.

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NANCYPAT1 5/11/2013 8:35AM

    You have done a great job of clarifying what constitutes success and also of allowing yourself a wee bit of leeway on some of you areas. It is important to have a day of rest so your body can recharge and rebuild itself. You can do this.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 5/11/2013 7:49AM

    Sometimes a fresh start makes all the difference.

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RORYLYONS 5/10/2013 10:45PM

    I know you will pick up & start over and be a success story... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MT-MOONCHASER 5/10/2013 10:16PM

    It's good to have all this down in black and white. That makes it more real.

I know that you can do this.

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PINKNFITCARLA 5/10/2013 9:59PM

    Sounds like a plan and I totally understand what you're saying. Good luck! emoticon

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LYNNIERN 5/10/2013 9:29PM

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