I did some form of cardio and/or strength training every day except two
Deep breathing every day
Prayer/Meditation every day
I hurt my leg out in the yard so was unable to do much for the next two days. I’m still a little sore, but did some walking today.
I also used heavier weights for my strength training and my arms ached for a few days. It’s a good ache though!
Did better as far as drinking water, but still not up to the full 84 oz.
(someone commented that 84 oz. sounded like a lot of water. I read somewhere that you should drink 1/2 your body weight in oz. and since I weigh 160 lbs., that makes it 80 oz. My water bottle is 28 oz. so I can fill it up 3x’s and be at 84 oz. That’s how I came up with that amount. I used to not have a problem drinking it all. The only thing I can think of as to why I’m not drinking enough is that we’re having less scorching hot/humid days.
I’m thrilled to report that I ate way less meat than I have in a long time. I only ate meat once, and that was a few slices of ham. I still need to work on the carbs some. Another thing I decided to work on was giving up pop. And I have, yea!!
Background story ~ I used to never drink anything but pop, we’re talking years here. Then on one of my previous “I’m going to get fitter” debacles, I stopped and only drank water. I started slowly adding pop back in until I was drinking it and water 50/50. Finally, I really wanted to stop my bad habits so I decided to just go cold turkey. And guess what? I did it, and didn’t even crave it anymore. It’s just mind over matter! That’s also how I stopped a 2 1/2 pack a day cigarette habit years ago. So any of you out there that think you can’t stop drinking pop, eating crap, or smoking cigarettes, YES YOU CAN! When you’re 1oo% ready to stop, you’ll be able to stop. I would have rather had a cig than eat. It was baaaaad! Believe me. Mind over matter people!!
I’m sure that I’ll still have a Code Red from time to time. But it will never be an everyday thing again. EVER!
Another thing I wanted to post about is that I follow Sheila’s (Book Journey) fitness blog, Team Kickin’ It. She posted toward the end of 2012 that she had a challenge coming up and that she’d post about it when she’d figured it all out. I was so excited…I love fitness challenges. I’ve been checking her blog almost daily to see if there was any news. And then yesterday there it was in all it’s glory, The 12 K Fitness Challenge 2013!! This is a fitness challenge that is do-able for any age, weight or fitness level. Please go check it out and see if it’s something that you’d like to join. It’s going to be fun, and will get us in better shape too!
Last week: 161.5
This week: 158.5
Down 3 lbs. WOO HOO!