5% Challenge Update
Saturday, November 16, 2013
5% Challenge update
I have now lost 9 of the 13 pounds by the 5th week. On non strength training days I am now walking 5 miles ( Leslie Sansone's WATP's). I'm sticking with the 3 miles for my strength training days for now. I started at the two mile point just 5 weeks ago. I am ready for a heavier set of weights for upper body exercises. I'm still poking along with the lower body exercises. I have had a great deal of progress for me though. On one hand I'm proud.
But I also feel like a failure because week four I lost 0 pounds week 5 I only lost 1. My exercise time has been greatly reduced due to debilitating migraines and bad MS days. I still noticed I hit my weekly goal on my fitness tracking page, but that's only because I forgot to change it. At the risk of sounding like a broken record I'm tired of these two things taking over my life. I feel like I have let my team down challenge wise. Lol except for that sleep challenge don't worry mates I could have nailed that one all by my lonesome if I could have counted all my sleepy time hours.
I have done well on all of the Living the Good Life Challenges except-fiber. Which I found shocking because I do normally eat a lot of produce. This week is measuring food for all three meals. I got this one. Everything that goes in my mouth is measured.
I am making myself find the time for meditation again. I have really enjoyed Deepak Chopra's latest 21 day Meditation. Of course I usually enjoy all them. I still have not made the time to incorporate yoga into my workout. I think it would help with pain and cut down on some of these headaches. I'm hoping the new medication I started will kick in soon.
Its also been a little stressful because my best friend of 30 plus years has been in the icu for the last week-complication from diabetes. No she 's no overweight and she is 99.9999% on target. She might take a couple bites of a potato once a month. I've been so worried, scared, and everything you could ever imagine. She is home now thankfully. We live in different cities and I can't drive, so I can't go see her. She is more of a sister to me. I can't imagine what I would do without her.