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Calorie overload and weekly goals.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Well, yesterday was not the best day. I was having such a crappy day emotionally and was soo tired that right after lunch, I decided I just didn’t have it in me to be ‘good’ anymore. I started off with having a healthy snack of a banana, but knew that by the time I got home I was going to have crackers and melted brie and knew that I really didn’t care about portion sizes. For dinner I had a small amount of chili, but then we went to the movies and had popcorn and I devoured some m’n’ms! And honestly? I don’t feel guilty about any of it. Ive been having higher calorie days lately so the plan for the next few days is to stay within range. Obviously, the weekend is coming and that always presents different challenges, but I am going to plan my meals out in the morning and then that way I will hopefully be able to keep things under control. I think that some days I need a day ‘off’ so that I can just reset and get motivated about my lifestyle changes again.

I think what works the best for me is setting out weekly goals so that is what I’m going to do over the next few weeks. Here they are for the rest of this week:

Thursday – stay within calorie range, C25K W1D1 (have taken a few weeks off so want to start slow)
Friday – stay within calorie range for everything other than alcohol (we are either seeing friends Friday or Saturday night) + 45 minute circuit training workout
Saturday – stay within calorie range for everything other than alcohol (unless we see friends Friday, and then just stay in cals range), C25k W1D2
Sunday – stay in calorie range, C25K W1D3

Monday – stay in cals range, + 45 min circuit training workout at lunch
Tuesday – stay in cals range, + 45 min circuit training workout at lunch
Wednesday – stay in cals range, + 45 min circuit training workout at lunch
Thursday – stay in cals range, + optional rest day, or C25K W2D1
Friday – stay in cals range, + 45 min circuit training workout at lunch
Saturday – stay in cals range, + C25K W2D2
Sunday – stay in cals range, + C25K W2D3

So I know that these are some pretty hefty goals that include a lot of working out, but I will obviously see how I feel and give myself breaks if I need it. The C25K running will be ‘lighter’ exercise days because the program starts out fairly slow and I have been running for a few months, but wanted to start slow into it again since I have been off for a few weeks.

Also – I have a HRM that I am going to wear for every workout so that I can make sure that I am eating enough calories. I will re-adjust after a week or two.

My goal for blogs is to write every day focusing on the day’s goals so that it doesn’t get too overwhelming! The hardest parts for me is the eating and the working out at home. Luckily, it is super easy for me to go to the workouts at lunch time and I really enjoy them. They are a killer workout, too!
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