By the Numbers
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time to buckle down and get back on track with the all-important numbers game:
Nutrition tracking and weighing in.
Yes it's been another round of ostrich since the holidays and I've totally dropped my nutrition tracking and weigh-ins. After reviewing my pattern over the past year I'm not too unhappy. My yo-yo's have swung MUCH more widely in the past, but over this past year its been around a 10 pound swing between 207 and 218. I'm feeling kind of mixed about this: proud of being able to intuitively hold my own and avoid any serious nose-dive, but cautious as obviously I'm not able to be totally successful with intuitive eating and I really DO need to pay attention to the numbers.
The fit of my clothes was knocking at my door recently saying "hello! we're still fitting, but yanno, those extra pounds are making things a tad snug around here..." Thank goodness for the pay-off of ditching baggy, oversized clothes...it's such a relief when certain fail-safes that I've built into my lifestyle come back and save the day!
I know I don't feel comfortable at my current weight (217), felt better at 207-210, so it's back to the numbers I go! Still unsure as yet to deciding that slippery number of what my "goal weight" will be.
Perhaps this time I can lock them in as well as I've locked in my physical activity and tracking, a habit which has me ever-so-grateful!
It's looking like spring has sprung around here...put away the cross country skis till next year. Tackled my first yoga class, which has me again looking at my terrible sense of balance and thinking about possibly focusing on this so that I can improve my cross country skiing confidence next year.
Got out to enjoy a hot, hot, HOT salsa band last Friday...such crackling energy to soak up and enjoy movin' to the groovin'!
Sunday was my outdoor fix breaking out the Nordic Poles for a beautiful, sunny walk along the river with intervals of jogging and excellent tunes powering me along.
I'll probably start transitioning into jogging before too long to prepare for my one & only 5K coming up in early May and THEN?
It'll be all about the BIKE and hitting the wide open roads!
How about it folks, are you all getting psyched and SPARKED with awesome plans for the good weather nipping at our heels?