So I feel I’m getting into it a bit now, and it’s time to change things a little.
What I really want to work on this week is my exercise goals. My long term goal is to take part in and enjoy a variety of types of exercise/sport. My goal at the moment is to work on getting into the following weekly exercise routine. The days may have to be swapped around according to when the exercise classes are and what weightwatchers meetings I can attend once I’ve got a job etc.
Monday – light day – just a 15 minute walk to the bottlebank
Tuesday – virtual spark race 5k walk Plus 2 hours housework/gardening etc
Wednesday – walk home from weightwatchers meeting (about 40 minutes) Plus 2 hrs 20 housework etc
Thursday – zumba class plus walk there and back (about 1 hr 20) Plus 40 mins housework
Friday – virtual spark race 10k walk Plus 1 hour housework etc
Saturday – Callanetics dvd
Sunday – 20 minute walk round the block or longer walk somewhere nice with hubby (depending on time available and weather)
I’ll let you know when I eventually complete this week of exercise fully for the whole week!!! May be a while before I manage it, but when I do, you’ll hear about it!!!!!
I’ll keep tracking my food, exercise and water on paper
Keep tracking my food on the weightwatchers site but not on Spark
Track my water on spark cos I want to see that 6 cups a day streak increase from just 2 days!!!
Track exercise on spark cos I want to see that 10 minutes/day streak grow and grow! 7 days at the mo
I am now tracking my weight as it is at home first thing in the morning, so that together with my loss this week has brought my goal date forward from 6th May to 11th March 2015.
This also means I should reach my 5% goal before Christmas.
I’m hoping to continue ticking my “lose 1 pound/wk” streak all the way through until I reach goal.
I’m not sure how to go about tracking my ww points when I eat out. I suppose treat my daily points as if they were the max allowed, and act as if I used all my weekly points up for that meal. Hope that’ll work. Must be careful to only have that untracked meal once a week.
I’m checking in each day on my ww support team’s 10 minutes daily exercise streak thread
And I will be watching how I am doing in that teams fitrness minutes leaderboards
And checking to see how I am placed in the virtual spark race team walks each week
Thanks to doglady13 for setting the 3 week daily blog challenge which can be found at
9. What supports do you need in your life to help you reach your short- or medium-term goal or challenge? Do you have those supports? What undermines you in reaching your goals? How do you use those supports to your advantage? How do you work around those things that undermine you?
Wow loadsa questions!
What supports do you need in your life to help you reach your short- or medium-term goal or challenge? I need time to plan, time to exercise, a good eating plan, supportive people at home and around me, and a good shopping list to check my stock levels against each week so I get everything I need and nothing I don’t want.
Do you have those supports? Yes I do
What undermines you in reaching your goals? Lack of time, social events that revolve around food, people who think it’s always good to eat whatever’s there
How do you use those supports to your advantage? I use the time I have now, to do the best I can, while I have that time available… I interact with positive spark friends, read blogs etc, to learn and to give/receive encouragement (I don’t know how giving encouragement helps… but it does!), and I use the weightwatchers food plan to shape my eating habits, eating the minimum 26 points each day, using the other 6 points of my allowance as a safety net, and the weekly 49 points for a weekly treat/social event.
How do you work around those things that undermine you? Stand firm against the people who say “oh just one won’t hurt you”….choose a lower calorie option when eating out but still have something I will really enjoy…. Say no to any unnecessary extras offered (that’s the plan anyway!)…. And when time is short, just do the best I can.
Have a good day all!