What worked for ME and moving forward
Thursday, October 30, 2014
I haven't kept up with any of the 'promises' I have made to myself and haven't been pushing to reach the goals I have set. So yesterday, I decided to do some research on my past habits.
What I found?
-December 2013 I weighed 164.8lbs and March 2014 I was 165.6lbs. Those were my 2 lowest months in the last 12 months.
What seemed to work for ME at that point?
-I found that in either month, I typically consumed between 1400 and 1750cals on any given day depending on exercise that day. Obviously, if I wasn't working out that day, I ate on the lower end of that.
-In either month, I also worked out 30mins 3-5x/week. March had a lot more walking with the kids to and from school but both had zumba 2x/week and possibly C25K training.
-I also TRACKED most, if not all, my food for most of the days of those months.
Over the summer, I figured I could get outside more, move more, walk/bike more and that I would lose more weight as a result of that. However, I didn't take into account that summer tends to be a time of much more camping food, drinking and summertime parties with chips and treats that I can't seem to control myself with.
Now that Novemeber is upon us and my ~*~30th~*~ (yes, 30!) in a couple months, I have new goals that I will work towards achieving.
*I will work towards a healthy 150lbs by January 16, 2015 (my birthday) by doing zumba 2x/week whether a class with friends or at home on my wii, doing Jillian Michael's 30 day Shred 3x/week, work on run retraining, and cycling for active rest days. I will also work to control my inner foodie and try to remain in the 1400-1700cal range by eating cleaner, wholesome foods and limiting my alcohol intake.
Saturday, I will retake photos, measurements and WI and begin working toward that goal!
I will do this. I want it!