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#backontrack challenge days 14-19

Monday, August 19, 2013

Aug 14

You are officially TWO whole weeks into our #BackOnTrack challenge! WOOOHOOO--you're almost halfway done! What small changes have you made to help you on your#healthy‬ lifestyle journey?

I am starting to get #backontrack after the summer outings, Old Home Week, and night shifts. Good think I was tracking my caloric deficit. Not only do I see why I have been on a plateau for the last while, but I can also see that things don’t get too out of hand this summer.

Aug 15
Name just three small things you'll do before the end of the week to help you get one step closer toward your #goals.

I will track all of my calories and fitness, I will get more fruits and berries to make smoothies and popsicles, and I will go walk/jogging with Debbie Friday morning.

Aug 16
Name just ONE#goal‬ you'd like to accomplish by the end of this month

I would like to achieve a habit of begin within my calorie, carb, fat, and protein targets as well as a habit of exercising regularly

Aug 17
Since there was not a Day 17 posted, I will pin this motivational story in lieu

I am starting to realize that it is not so much your actions that make a person achieve a great amount of weight loss but a change of mindset is also needed. This mindset change is evident in her blog. The way you think affects the way you feel and in turn affects what you do. You can change what you do but hopefully will come into a different way of thinking to break the negative cycle and also change the way you feel about yourself. Then it turns into a positive cycle instead of a negative one. It is something I strive for and am noticing some slight changes here and there.

Aug 18
Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation - Part 1
Since there was not a Day 18 posting and I spent the day at Shinning Waters with my daughter and ate too much fried foods, I am pinning this post as a reminder the dangers of unrealistic expectations and perfectionism while trying to lose weight.

Today Lavinia and I were at the Shining Waters amusement park for my staff Family Fun Day. My caloric deficit was temporarily compromised, but I think it was worth it for the fun and peace of mind. After countless rides and trips down the waterslides, I was lying by the pool while Lavinia was swimming, feeling very peaceful and relaxed. The thought just hit me, ``This is what summer is all about!`` I know I am not able to have too many days like this but I know all is not lost unless I use the day as an excuse to give up

Aug 19
Here's a great way to kick off Day 19 of our #BackOnTrackchallenge--learn how to beat two major motivation setbacks.

How funny, I pinned the same article for yesterday. It is a great article and worth a second glance. It is easy for us to know that one day of healthy eating and a great workout will not show on the scale immediately but it is human nature to give up after one bad day. Yesterday, I have three double double coffees and had hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, fries, and pop. Not the best diet, I must admit. Since the food was provided from work, it was the basic BBQ stuff and not a lot of healthy eating options. We did take some water bottles with us but my calories and fat content for yesterday were through the roof. We were there the whole day. I wrote off the day for a workout but I actually did a lot of walking around the grounds and climbed countless sets of steps. I have no way of tracking it but I know that the day was not as bad as it looks in my tracker. I know that hope is not lost unless I use it as an excuse to continue that pattern of eating. I do not have to wait until next week or the next day to start fresh.
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