Monday, June 09, 2014
The past four days have gone so aweomely I'm going to up the ante: I'm raising my calorie goal. Just the minimum, there is still no maximum but I feel like it's time. Still not having problems with the water; so long as I remember to bring it to school and I don't forget it at work.
The standing goals I mentioned yesterday are interesting. I'm still messing around with those and I've noticed that different parts of my back are sore; unused bits. Bits I recognize as a massage therapist as needed for stability. I'm thinking there is something to this. Still, until my calories are were they need to be I'm not getting too excited about fitness goals. Though I have made 10k+ steps every day for the past four days.
I'm waiting for the honeymoon phase to wear off. Usually I'm super good at these things for two weeks and then I drift away. This feels different though because something new is happening every day. I'm also noticing things. For instance, if I really think about it I have some soreness in my wrists, but that's the only joint. And I worked yesterday! So that makes sense.
I don't necessarily feel stronger like I did the first couple days but I know that's because I may be eating the right foods, but it's not enough. Unfortunately, I can't go from where I was to where I should be in a click of the fingers; historically that hasn't worked. This new method of slowly raising the minimum is challenging but it's getting me to where I need to be.
I would just like to be at a place where I wouldn't be embarrassed about posting my exact goals.
Goals for Day 5:
drink 64 oz of water
eat at least my minimum amount of calories
Things I've learned so far:
- limit coffee in the morning, drink black tea instead to reduce afternoon slump
- milk in the coffee in the morning was what was reducing my appetite for breakfast
- limit coconut milk based sauces on an empty stomach
16.67% to the end of step one!