Reboot 5.0: Day #1
Friday, August 03, 2012
July has been a seriously slacker month on the fitness and nutrition front....and after nearly 3 years of maintenance, I've finally learned to just allow myself that each summer and get back on track when eating and drinking with abandon while paying no heed to fitness minutes starts to feel uncomfortable and not so much fun anymore....
Well, that time has come! As of this morning, I'm up 3.5 lbs from the middle of my maintenance range and 5 lbs from my preferred, I-feel-fantastic weight (I know I know...I'm a lucky girl....my body lets me get away with a LOT). Granted, a goodly bit of the weight gain is likely water retention, but it still looks and feels the same (tight pants, tummy bloat, puffy face), and I'm ready to kick it to the curb.
I'll be employing an approach that's worked for me in the past....rather than giving it the full-court press and jumping back in where I left of, I prefer to get back up to speed in several phases - kinda mimics the 'fast break' approach we all used when started SP. So, without further ado, here goes:
Phase 1: Five day reboot
* Drink 9-12 cups of water per day
* No alcohol
* No snacking
* 30-60 minutes of brisk walking each of the next 5 days
* Extra fitness minutes as a bonus
Day #1: 116.6
Phase 2: Reboot 5.1
TBD - assess status / fine tune fitness goals
Ultimately, I am aiming to start the 'Insanity' program at the beginning of September, so this will drive my fitness progress
And with that, we're off!