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Day 40 - My Journey to a better me!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Today is Day 40 since I decided that I was going to be serious about using SP and I feel great so far. Recently I have been struggling to reach my calorie goals but I haven't changed what I eat so I'm a little confused. Is the tracker wrong or do I need to eat more?

I am currently in Week 4 on Day 3 of the 28 day Boot Camp Challenge and have not skipped even one day this whole time. I have increased the amount of times that I do each video to 3 times each day to get the most benefit from the strength training. For my cardio I either take a walk or a walk/run for 2.33+ miles and am looking to increase my intervals as I get stronger. Right now my intervals are set at 1 minute for walking and 2 minutes for running and I do feel like I am getting stronger in my ability to complete the 2 minute cycles. In the next week or so I would like to increase that to 2.5 minutes and then up to 3 minutes as I feel I am ready. My goal is to be able to run the majority of a 5k for the Trick or Trot Challenge at the end of this month with as little walking as possible.

I have been thinking about what I will move on to next week when I am no longer doing the 28 day challenge and so far I'm not interested in the other Challenges here on SP. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I could do?

This week I was down only .4 pounds from last week, which isn't much but as long as it is heading in the right direction I'm ok with it. I am losing weight slower than I did at this same time last year and I can't figure out what I am doing different. I drink a lot of water everyday and am pretty active even at my sedentary job as I make several trips up and down the stairs or to the copier up front instead of using the one by my desk. I need to do my measurements so that I can see if everything I am doing is making a difference in my size even if my weight isn't reflecting it. As long as I continue down this path I know that I will reach my goals and feel great no matter what but I would like a way to track it.

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  • MANDA2828
    Yay, grats on 40 days!
    I think the general suggestion is that no female should eat less than 1200 calories. I'd aim for getting at least 1200, especially if you're working out. If you're eating more than that and you're not hungry, I wouldn't worry about tryign to eat more... unless maybe there's one category of macronutrients you're low on? Like not enough protein or fat?
    The 5k challenge looks like a good goal, that's what I'm working on, too. For strength training, I do some spark videos with dumbells/exercise ball or Jillian Michaels videos.
    2027 days ago
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    Your doing fantastic Amanda!! Your gonna fly by people in the 5K!!
    2027 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/5/2012 11:48:45 AM
    Great job! 40 days is a great streak!
    2027 days ago
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