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Day 1/43 - Plan thru year's end

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I was doing some thinking last night, you know, while I couldn't sleep at all... all night... And I have come up with some goals from now until the end of the year - only 43 days!!!

Yesterday my co-worker asked me if I want to do the Turkey Burn on Thanksgiving with her at the YMCA - 90 minutes of kickboxing, core work, and INSANITY. YES! YES I DO!! So, as I lay in bed sleepless last night I was thinking that I'll get a workout in on Thanksgiving, and what days I WON'T be able to workout due to the holidays.

I figure I will not be working out Black Friday (our last college football game of the season), and Christmas Eve and Day are both out because we will be going non-stop. That is 3 days of not working out and/or meeting my step goal. I am going to allow myself 6 of the next 43 days to not workout and/or meet my step goal. I am also going to allow myself 10 days of eating over my calorie allowance. 6 days just seems to be slightly too restrictive this time of year. I will try to stay below 6, but I don't want to have a bad couple of days and then throw it all away - because that is the way my mind works.

Below is for my tracking purposes:

Day 1/43 Completed:
0/6 days not worked out/met step goals
0/10 days over calorie range

I am doing well on calories today - I've tracked what I plan to have for dinner and I'm right at the lower end of my range. I tracked yesterday and was a few hundred calories over, but I'm just proud of myself for tracking.

I'm really hoping that my dedication this week and increase in cardio will leave me happy with the number I see on the scale when I weigh in on Thanksgiving. I will also weigh in the next day to see the damage done, but then maybe go to weekly weigh ins rather than daily.

What is everyone's plan for next week? Anybody else doing a Thanksgiving workout??
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    1214 days ago
    1. I LOVE the pink you managed to get as your screen color

    2. LOVE the idea of using blog as accountability - **need to do for me**

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    1218 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan! I am not working out on Thanksgiving but am back to my workout class! My work schedule changed so I finally have the space in my schedule!
    1218 days ago
    That sounds like a great plan! It's a way to plan for the holidays!

    When I'm home, I do the Turkey Trot, but since I'm in the UK Thanksgiving is no big deal, aka, ignored and all, so it'll be a normal gym day for me! The students in my program are planning a Thanksgiving day dinner though, so that'll be cool!
    1218 days ago
    I'm doing a Black Friday Zumbathon at my gym!!!!
    1218 days ago
    Awesome plan! I will most definitely join you!
    1218 days ago
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