Friday, September 20, 2013
MY GOALS: My goal is to lose 13 lbs which is 5% weight loss by the end of the challenge.
I will do this my tracking, tracking and more tracking, I will track my food, and fitness and calorie differential and aim for an average of -500 per day. I aim for at least 3 workouts a week and a green smoothie everyday and stay away from Tim Horton's for the remainder of the challenge. I will not aim for perfection on a day to day because I recognize that one bad day does not make a trend but it is long term habits that matter. I will plan for success by keeping my gym bag packed and in the car and always having frozen fruit and greens for green smoothies.
Chest: 45.5 (with walmart sports bra as this will very drastically depending on the bra)
Calf:20.5 (left leg)
My plan for the week: Get more sleep, bought a PC lasagna for lunches as I can cook and divide and it is a delicious lunch for 370 cals and filling too. (Also I am training in another center and my current lunch plan has a cauliflower rice base and Iíd rather wait to stink up the lunchroom on my own center, thank you) I will continue with my running on the trails. Perhaps I will change my wo plan to coincide more with the challenge.
I have not been getting any sleep while working nights, My system is a bit messed up from it. I was hoping to sleep in this morning but alas, Last night I got home from work at 11pm to find my daughter still awake. She has no school tomorrow due to a PD day. By the time she got settled it was 11:45 and I had to check the BLC team as it was about that time the night before that I received the invitation to the challenge and didnít get a lot of time to check it out. My plan was to limit myself to Ĺ hour but was sucked in until 1am. I was thinking that I could still sleep in. My daughter was warned not to wake me up in the morning. At 7am I was woken up by the roosters outside my window. I woke up with a headache but did not want to get out of bed, so I grabbed the laptop and checked out the BLC team once more. It is now quiet but I am just not getting back to sleep. I think I might just get up. Working nights is fine nutrition wise because I control all of my meals and have a great system for that, but my sleeping pattern really sucks.
I have been starting this 40 before 40 challenge on my own to be more open to opportunities and to build courage. Well, at work, I was given the opportunity to open up a new department. It is not a promotion, or if it is, it is in name only. It would open me up to possibilities of promotion in the future. On one hand, why not try something new, on the other hand, I am currently happy with my job. I know it is temporary as I am looking to start teaching and doing something in my own field. I donít know if it was because of my 40 for 40 challenge but I decided to go for it. Now next week my night shifts have been changed to days for the week of training. I will be able to get a much better sleep now. Yay!!!!
Yesterday I was at the Superstore getting my PC lazagnas and I ran into my mentor. He was my favorite prof in the BEd program. It was great to see him. I told him I was looking into going overseas next year and he offered his reference again.