My 28 day food experiment + exercise plan
Monday, November 05, 2012
Good news I am buckling down to regular ST (finally). I hired a PT to get that on track. I am counting on it making a difference. I am not happy with my food choices (esp. Halloween choc candies), but my PT is supposed to help with that aspect of life also.
Here's the exercise plan:
Cardio 6x a week instead of the 4-5x. ST is 3x a week, twice with her and once by myself.
If my food choices continue to include so much sugar, I don't think there will be much change in my weight. (exercise has NEVER been my problem).
Shortly after I started Spark I did a 30 day challenge, no candies, cookies and junk food and caffeine. THAT is when I lost the most weight. But I wasn't able to continue past those 30 days.
I need to figure out what I CAN do for my lifetime.
For the next 28 days...
Allow moderate (instead of binge amounts) of junk foods during a seven day period followed by seven days of sacrifice (no junk & fast foods). I started yesterday with the moderate amount week!!!!
I am thinking of the sacrifice seven days like a fasting-type of thing. But right off I'm going to need a better word than sacrifice, something more positive. Any ideas?
Anyway after I try this for 28 days I will see about tweaking the days. What I have wanted to do is something a counselor told me. (and it was so bizarre at the time, I've never forgot it). She said to only have dessert/sweets one night. She followed that up with that's what I do with my family!
Woah! I grew up with dessert every night and cookie or something sweet after lunch too! Until I heard that, I didn't realize other people might not have dessert EVERY evening. It never even crossed my mind!!! It was such a bizarre thot not to have dessert after dinner that I didn't think it was possible to live like that.
So the goal is to tweak the days down from 7 sugar & junk to once a week. I don't know if it is possible for me, but that's my plan. I don't know where this will end up, but there is that quote that goes something like this, if you fail to plan then you plan to fail.