Okay so our assignment included a photo as well as we start this round. So, I did it though not thrilled like so many of the others but it is done.
Okay, I've COMMITTED to the BLC20 and I mean commit! I started on 9/1/12 and have been consistent with a minimum of 60 minutes daily of aerobic walking and have logged over 10k daily. That is an accomplishment
as of late for me.
The big thing, is the tracking of my food and I WILL do this each and everyday even when I am unsure and do the best I can and not, and I repeat, not give up because I'm unsure.
Food options must be better. Not perfect as I live in an inperfect world and work FT and often it is hard to plan out every minute of my life to do so but, I can do better. I can focus more on the fruits and veggies and less on the breads and sugars. I have already noticed a decrease in those cravings with just behaving these last several days. I have incorporated Greek yogurt to help with the sweet cravings AND to add protein to my diet. Getting enough protein is a struggle for me on most days.
I plan to focus on lowering my sugars, breads AND increase my protein over the course of this 12 weeks. I will continue to do my a.m. workouts and if I can't get the full 60 minutes in, push to get it done after work though this is hard for me as I'm usually just plain tired but, I need to do it. I will do the challenges to the
best of my ability and have fun with the daily GOYB', weekly TNT's and LCW's. The weekend challenges help me keep focused on the weekends which can really throw me for a loop but I know I can do it and I'm worth it. I also am working on consistency for my own ST and am using a DVD called Body Pump which is resistance weight training and their focus is on repetitions. The 30 minute DVD I took the time and counted well over 400 reps total. So I try to mix them up and do more when I can just to give those muscles a good
workout and to keep it guessing hoping to burn more calories and tone more quickly.
I plan to stay active on our 'chat' threads and continue to get acquainted with all team members. This is not only a very important piece, in my opinion, but helps to keep me focused and hopefully helps my teammates to think as well.
One thing I must do is to be kinder to myself. When I'm tired, not try to ignore it but let my body rest. I have already, in the past week, laid down at 7 p.m. only to fall asleep for the night. I got nearly 9 full hours and clearly needed but it and I have managed to keep up my routine since I didn't try to
overdo and not pay attention.
Rewards? This one I've been pondering and you know, I feel like when I can get a nap in or just a bit of sewing time is my reward but when I complete this 12 weeks and make my goal for this round, I think I may indulge myself in an item I've been wanting and that is a travel bag for my sewing machine. Maybe
not the 'brand' one which is several hundred dollars but a nice one that will do the trick for when I want to take a class or go off to a sewing retreat with a friend (which I intend to do with LILYGAL in November).
So there you have it and now I can log my points for this part of the weekend challenge.