Friday, August 23, 2013
Today we had our first weigh in for The Biggest Loser Challenge at work. I did not pig out last night like others were planning. I did have pancakes this morning and went over all my targets today but that was a once in a blue moon thing. I am pretty excited and hope it helps. We are making a Facebook group to swap secrets and trade recipes.
Let's start with this challenge today: What ONE thing can you do WITHIN THE HOUR to make a difference in your health? It can be something as small as drinking a glass of water, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or eating a healthy snack. What's YOUR healthy goal for the next hour?
This was a hard one since I was stuck at work on the phones and in a chair. I ended up finishing my water before opening up the double double coffee that was sitting beside me. It did up my water intake for the day but I felt starved all morning. Once I starting drinking my coffee, I was not so hungry.
Have you stuck with your original #goals for the challenge, or have you changed them a bit since the beginning? Sometimes, it's OKAY to revise your goals, as long as you're changing them to align with what you really want and need. Take some time today to check in with yourself to make sure you're on the right track.
Obviously my original goal of having a caloric deficit of 10 000 - 15 000 is unrealistic since I only reached 1 000 during the first half of the month. I am going to change it to 6,000 - 11,000 for the month of August. It was a great goal and got me in the habit of calculating and finding what foods are good to achieve the goal. This goal is working because it is something I can control when I can't control the other variables that makes the scale go up and down. secret weapons: green smoothies - these are filling, full of nutrients, and very yummy Zumba - Lindsay rocks, she makes it fun and challenging at the same time. Runkeeper app - I love this app. I would not want to walk/run/jog otherwise greek yogurt - low in fat and high in protein walks with Debbie - great way to socialize and still get fit things I can improve: yoga - nothing is worse than not being able to move the day after a great workout. Yoga sure helps with this problem and also decreases my lower back pain. tea - will help me cut the coffee to decrease my fat levels so that I can boost my protein without going over my fat targets going to bed early - this one is key to get those workouts in or at least get the most of the workouts. food prep - yes and I must get more fruits and freeze more greens from the garden so I can continue doing what works. exercise regularly and not go overboard - I need to set a workout schedule that I am doing cardio every second day, and strength training the next. My expectations are 5 runs, 3 yoga, and weights every day. It is too time consuming and not realistic. Got to relax a little - just not too much.