PLAN: I did not stay on plan yesterday (no flour no sugar) for the most part I made really positive choices, turned down ice cream etc. I was probably near my calorie range but didn't log. *sigh*
IDENTIFY; I have a few stumbling blocks. 1) I snack - its usually a healthy snack but a handful of almonds is a lot of fat & calories. 2) I go out to eat frequently for meetings - I try to again choose healthy and watch calories 3) I am learning not to eat on the run -- to sit down, enjoy and eat slowly. 4) I like red wine 5) if i don't exercise in the morning it is easy for me to blow off exercise for the day
ACTIVITY: Daily - I dont really have much going on today. Homework and a meeting. I am going to plan to take my dogs for a walk.
EXERCISE - CARDIO/ENDURANCE: Kettlebell swings - kicking my butt. STRENGTH TRAINING: Ultimate m/w/f summer physique strength challenge did initial test and will start the actual day a bit later since i will have 2 days to recover i think it will be fine
HYDRATE: working on it VITAMINS: y SLEEP: still not up to 8 - my dogs wake me up a few times a night.
MOTIVATION: I want to be down a pant size by 5/5/12 - that is the cinco de mayo weekend and me and my friends from school are having a beach bonfire. I may not wear a suit but it would be absolutely great to be in a size 14 by then. Right now i'm a 14/16 so i think this is doable if I work hard and stay focused. Maybe not but I'll feel better for trying.
DAILY VICTORY: continuing to be accountable to myself on these message boards & getting stuff done. My dream is to have everything caught up so there is nothing looming that I need to do.
PROGRESS REPORT: So this is my check in. I still need to work on pulling my plan all together so it comes naturally.
ARE YOU PARTICIPATING in any other challenges or groups? I am .. this challenge ...Quest for 10lbs less Ultimate 3x per week Summer Physique Challenge 1000 mile challenge Weight in group 10min daily exercise streak and a Bootcamp challenge
Walking to the pier before the rain starts. Still hoping that I can find a few motivated people with a real plan to eat healthy, get fit, be more active to become online friends with.
in yoga I learned there is no perfect just keep practicing. Which I guess supports the 80/20 rule or 9/10 rule which ever you are working with. 80-90% of the time make healthy decisions 10-20% of the time relax and don't worry about it. 1 bite of anything or missing a day of anything is not a deal breaker.
I'm looking for people that are on track 80-90% that can be here to keep me accountable and I can do the same for you. :-)
So a post might look like this. Hi my name is cyan. I just started sparkpeople and wanted to create a challenge to get to know like minded people.
P: I stayed on plan today. In general, I refrain from eating flour, sugar and drinking alcohol. Basically, clean, healthy and unprocessed. I aim to hit around 1400-1600 calories daily. I give myself some leniency one day a week if I want something.
I: The habit I am working on is not snacking. I tend to grab raw nuts and dried fruit for a snack so while its all good for you its not
A/E I went to the pool and swam laps for an hour - so today that is my exercise and activity. Usually its two different things but I was waiting for repair service and they give you one of those huge time windows so it really ruins the whole day. H: 120oz of water so far V: Yes S: Yes, 7 but I would like to work on getting more deep sleep. I woke up a few times. M: 2 weeks from now my class is having a beach bonfire I would like to be down one pant size. I am also signed up for the Camp Pendleton Mudrun 6/9 so I am training for that.
DV: got more involved in the forums and started this challenge PR: My weigh in day is Sunday morning Start 196/size 16 with a goal by May 5 size 14
PLAN: In your initial introduction DEFINE your long term balanced eating plan and your planned caloric intake. You should be eating a breakfast lunch and dinner with a snack or two. Restriction: No Fad Diets
IDENTIFY; any bad habits you have or past stumbling blocks and create a plan to deal with them
ACTIVITY: Daily (This is not necessarily exercise - this is getting outside and doing stuff. Going to a ball game, walking the dogs, walking down to the beach, playing catch, joining a soccer league, going out dancing, going for a bike ride, going whale watching, hiking, beach bonfire, picnic, gardening, hot air ballooning, going to the movie, etc)
EXERCISE - CARDIO/ENDURANCE: 3-5x a week (30 minutes or more) STRENGTH TRAINING: 3x a week.
HYDRATE: 1/2-1 oz of water per lb of body weight. VITAMINS: Supplements SLEEP: sleep 7-8 hours per night
MOTIVATION: Short Term Goal (keep your eyes on the prize - something 21/30 days away) DAILY VICTORY: Your success story for the day
PROGRESS REPORT: Tell us how you are doing with a daily check in and weigh in once a week!
ARE YOU PARTICIPATING in any other challenges or groups?
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