Friday, January 14, 2011

January Focus on Fitness

Bountiful Baskets...  Having a big supply of fruits and veggies on hand makes finding something to eat so easy. I used to plan the meal around the meat. Now I look at the veggies I have and go from there. I Love BB! Also, volunteering once a month will help me connect with others in my community and help make sure the Co-Op can stay in our area. Also it provides some exercise and my BodyBugg just loves it when I get a higher calorie burn! Tomorrow is my first BB of the year. I'll be getting up early and dressing WARM to volunteer.

Get Under 150 Pounds...   Fast  … And then work back towards my Goal Weight of 140-144 lbs.   I am hoping to be “in the pink” meaning under 150 for my birthday weigh-in on the 16th.  I’m really close (150.6 this morning) ...if not, I should be seeing that lilac-pink color soon thereafter!   
Just a note:  
 I posted my for 2010 Weigh-Ins off to the side of the blog.
Then I color coded the weights so I could quickly  see how I did for the year.  
There was more Red in 2010 than any other color :(
I want to  get “out of the red” (150 or higher) 
For Good
  steadily “move through the pink” (144.5-149.9) 
to my Goal Weight (140-144). 
  I want lots of Teal in 2011!!!
To do that... I gotta
Maintain a Calorie Deficit   This means that I used more energy than I ate... Must happen if I’m going to get back to goal!  If I connect my actions to my goal in this area, my weigh-in on Sunday will be less than the weigh-in the week before…   (unless I’ve got a little temporary water weight)

Log Food...

The act of logging my calories makes me feel as if I’m paying attention and I ALWAYS get better results when I’m focused. The big thing for me is to log everything I put in my mouth. Not just the good days / meals. This is how I'm gonna Connect the action (what I eat) with the consequence (what I weigh). Log it!  I track Carbs, (Fiber/Sugar), Protein, Fat and Sodium.

I’m working towards 7 consecutive days logged, I’ll get a star an asterisk every time I do this. I’ll just add it right after Log Food**, like that. Today is DAY 5 … We’ll see how many of these “*” I can collect.

Exercise

Speaking of activity… This is REALLY where I struggled last year to “connect” my actions with my intentions. This will remain a “focus” in 2011.

I want to set myself up to succeed in this area. I want to get past the attempt to get fit, and actually act to get fit consistently, and get results. I’m still pondering. For now, I have the following intention:

In an easy and relaxed manner
In a healthy and positive way
I enjoy an attractive, healthy, strong, tone, flexible body with plenty of endurance.
I’ll probably start with something small to shake off the inertia and see where that leads me.
However this happens for me, I promise, I’m going to “sparkle”.

3 comments:

Trish said...

I know you will sparkle.
Tracking really makes all the difference for me. If something happens where i'm eating too many unknowns that I can't track, I totally fall off the wagon. Accountability is definitely a key for me.

Amy said...

You inspire me! After reading your blog I was thinking YES this is what I can do! Things are easier with my bountiful basket as well for meal planning.
Love you! Thanks for inspiring me!

Heatherslife said...

One of my favorite things about you is that you ALWAYS sparkle :) You even tend to shed a little sparkle on people when they are not feeling so "sparkly" themselves.

The big plunge...

Starting Weight 193.8
Week 1 194.2 - +.4
W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
W- 6 184.5 - +0.5
W- 7 185.0 - -0.5
W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
August 30, 2009
W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
W- 39 150.1 +0.3
W- 40 156.3 +6.2
W- 41 153.3 -3.0
W- 42 152.6 -0.7
W- 43 152.6 -0.0
W- 44 150.7 -1.9
W- 45 152.4 +1.7
W- 46 153.0 +0.6
W- 47 152.3 +0.7
W- 48 150.1 -2.2

W- 49 147.5 -2.6
W- 50 146.3 -1.2
...
...
W- 53 151.0 +2.0
W- 54 149.3 -1.7
W- 55 144.9 -4.4
W- 56 144.1 -0.8
W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!