Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Well............it's about time I give it some thought, no? I feel like I've been down this road a million times. Like I'm spinning my wheels. What's different this time? Well, for sure and for certain, I know that the attempts I am making are easily doable, and that I don't feel in the LEAST like doing it, but I am doing it to reclaim my health and my life. Not going after a certain number, a certain size, or a certain look. You know that saying about hitting rock bottom before doing something.......yeah. Been there, done that, wrote the book! Now, I'm on the upswing......
With all that said, here's what I am shooting for during this round of the BLC:
I am going to work out 20 minutes daily. That amounts to a 1 mile walk. That's it. If I want to do more, GREAT. If not, no biggie. I have officially given myself permission to only do 20 minutes. SOMETHING is better than nothing!!! I repeat that to myself DAILY!!!
I will do all BLC challenges. That will include ST. That is ALL the ST I will shoot for during this round. If I happen to do more, WOO HOO! If I don't...no biggie!! I will be happy with once a week if that's all I do!
I am tracking my food. Daily. Every Bite, Lick and Taste. I am not fretting over the calorie range right now. I am just getting into the habit of writing it all down, and knowing how many calories I am consuming. The rest will come in a bit. DAILY TRACKING!!
Water!! No exceptions!! Water!!!
Sleep. I will continue my sleep patterns that I have been working on since January. (I'm breaking it now being on here! LOL) I will get up at 5:30, and get to bed NO LATER than 10 PM. This will be consistent, because it is the best way I can get things done. I am well rested!
Anything else that comes along with this is a bonus. I can only focus on so much, and I can only make so many new changes at one time. I want to make this all a habit and make it life sustaining. I am NOT going to rush the process like I have tried over and over again. NOT THIS TIME!
Finally, we were challenged to do a Fitness Test. My results are as follows:
Pushups: modified 19
3 min step up: 104
1 mile: did not complete this weekend
Most people would think that's probably crap. You might be right. For me, I am happy that I was able to complete anything without dropping dead. The crunches made me the happiest. I have been pregnant and given birth to 8 babies, and have had 5 c-sections. I am ELATED that I was able to do ANY crunches for this test! I thought I wasn't able to do them at all!
These results are coming off of being mostly sedentary. I will take this. I will measure again at the halfway point. I am REALLY looking forward to making progress!! :-)
Thanks for sticking with me, SparkFriends. I feel like a broken record, but this time, I'm glued together and while it may be some bumpy playback, it'll smooth itself out over time! :-)