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End of January's Social, Fitness, and Nutrion Challenges

Monday, January 21, 2013

Its time to regroup, refocus, and get my butt in gear! This week I lost nothing thanks to the arrival of my period ... FUN! ugh! My month has been a disaster and Im sick of complaining, sick of feeling so bad that I apologize to everyone before anything else, and just sick of the bottom falling out! So here's some challenges to round out my month on a happier note!!!!!!

Social Challenge-
Call, text, facebook, spark, visit, anything really - a friend EACH DAY!
(Ive been feeling really antisocial lately ... so this is necessary!! Im going to follow my weights with this so that it becomes a habit - work out while I wait for kids to fall asleep ... connect with a friend as soon as they do)

Fitness Challenge-
C25K - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday @ 9:30am (only excuse available: weather)
Weights - Sunday, Wednesday, Friday @ 1:00pm/Naptime (no excuses)
Planks, Crunches, Stretching, Meditation - Everyday @1:00pm/Naptime (no excuses)
(Ive been slacking on my weights ... Running I enjoy but I often times dont make it a priority putting others needs/wants ahead of my own. Ive already plugged C25K into my calendar with reminders ... now to add the weights/planks)

Nutrition Challene-
Water - 10 glasses
Carbs - 150-180 g/day
Eating Out- Dinner Time Only
(Im embarrassed to admit that this month has been so crazy that Ive relied on panera bread, and other quick food places when I know I dont need too .... I have to cut the "quick and easy out" ... so no Fast Food. I also find that breakfast/lunch times are the worst times that I tend to look for hte quick fix... so limiting eating out to dinner helps alot. I dont want to go out to eat after my oldest gets off the bus at 4pm (yes! can you belive how late that is?!) knowing we need to do dinner, some playtime, dinner, baths, bedtime routine ... so avoiding any other food time is going to help huge!)

So thats it. My plan to finish this month strong. Ive never stuck with a "diet" this long ... guess this is why its not a diet but a life style change. Im amazed at how much Ive lost... how motivated I am even when I dont do as well as I like. Im not sure whats different this time but it is different. I can feel it.
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    Great job re-grouping! We all need to do that! I love your plan, write, post it on your refrigerator and any place else you will see it every day, even more than once a day if you can! Those written reminders are so important to all of us.

    Keep up the great work! emoticon
    1948 days ago
  • LISAN0415
    Ohhhhh I understand the busy lifestyle too!

    I work 7 pm- 7 am, and its like I am always running!

    And what's weird is, I too got my cycle this week, which of course causes the water retention, and I just read another sPARKFRIEND'S BLOG WHO WROTE that is not recording her weight this week due to her cycle. What is it the weather? LOL

    It's great that you are taking a look at things and trying to make some plans for your hectic schedule, and allow for some breathing room too.

    We are all looking forward to Spring and summer!

    1949 days ago
    If you HAVE to eat out, then check out Panera's new hidden menu at this link, which was advertised on HungryGirl Blog:

    They now have very healthy options for all meals.

    Great that you are regrouping.
    1950 days ago
  • *MAMA*2*BOYS*
    emoticon emoticon I know completely what you mean by feeling like this time if different; I feel the exact same way! You are doing an amazing job, girl; keep it up!!
    1950 days ago
    Regrouping, creating plan B, taking a step back, whatever you want to call it is great and a good sign that we are taking this lifestyle change seriously! I have had to make several tweaks to my plan so far this month because plan A-F weren't working well enough. Keep it up! emoticon
    1950 days ago
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