Sunday, October 28, 2012
So, our assignment LAST week was to do a re-evaluation blog of our BLC20 goals. I didn't do mine in time...oops. I'm doing it now, anyways, because it's something I want to do. Also, if I don't blog, I'll have to go clean something.
When I started BLC20, my goal was to lose 5-6 lbs. That would put me at my goal weight that I've been aiming for. I've lost about 1 so far (wow, bring out the fireworks). In the six weigh-ins remaining of BLC20, my goal is to lose one lb per weigh-in. I've never been able to do that before (at least since I've been losing the stubborn pounds), but it's my goal anyway. Why not?
I also think I need to adjust my goal weight to a lower weight. I can't figure out any way to give my reasoning that doesn't sound vain, but I just still feel awfully sturdy. I think I was meant to be an old time Nebraska farm wife. Anyway, I've mentally adjusted my goal weight to give myself a bigger goal to work for. Believe me, I'm still going to be having quite the celebration when I hit my original goal.
Here's what's going well from my original BLC goals:
I finished my half marathon
I'm still running
I'm still on the exercise streak!
I'm struggling with:
Here's what I'm going to do.
I'm going to work on planning my meals. Today I planned meals for the next few days. It was not fun. I think I'm also going to work on tracking my food. I tracked several days last week and was really surprised by how many snack calories were sneaking in there.
I love cardio. I would do it all the time if I could. I'm going to keep running on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and probably a weekend day. I will also continue to attend evening gym classes as I can. Zumba and step aerobics are my favorites.
I WILL do strength training three times a week. I WILL do Manic Monday for the next six weeks! The thing is, I know how healthy strength training is, it's just a matter of making myself do it. Strength training will help me look slimmer and be more toned, strength training will make me a better runner, and strength training is what will help me be happy and fit when I am old. Hello, me!
I have a big hangup when it comes to water. So I'm going with a simple goal here. I will start each day with a glass of water. I can heat it a little if I want, and add ginger or lemon if I want.
The more I learn about stress, the more I realize that being stressed is about the worst thing I can do to myself health-wise. And lately I've been under too much stress. I don't know what I'm going to do about it yet, but I'm thinking...
Well, that's about it for now. I'm ready to bring the fire for these last 6 weigh-ins of the challenge.
I'm gonna look gooooooood when I go home for Christmas!