"Your motivation will be as strong as the amount of effort you put into making your own decisions (regardless of what they might be) with conscious awareness. Your motivation will be weak when you consider yourself to be helpless against your own urges, feelings and desires, or a victim of circumstances beyond your control." -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert
*Consistently lose or maintain weight without gaining any from week to week
*Focus on Nutrition: -Tracking everything -Planning Meals by the week -Count carbs: Breakfast:30;Lunch:40;Dinner:40 -Eat 6 small meals/day
Focus on Fitness: -Walk 20 minutes after every meal -HIIT or Tabata 2-3 times/wk -ST Upper, Lower, Core weekly -Stretch after each workout to prevent pain - 300 cardio minutes/week -150 ST minutes/week
Focus on Water: Bump up intake from 8 c. per day to 14 c. per day
Glucose Levels: Check glucose on consistent schedule/160-190 2 hrs after eating
lower A1C to Pre-diabetic number by December 2015
Lose 36 pounds by Dec 16, 2015
Follow short-term goals every day
*happily married, with three adult, married children, two grandsons, a granddaughter, and two dogs
I enjoy art of all types, music of many genres, travel, books, interior decorating, and ecclectic wabi sabi style decor. I like people watching, especially looking at people with red hair, beards, deep wrinkles, or who are eccentric! I respect scars, and try to remember that many are not physical.
I also like biking, Qi Gong, HIIT and Tabata style workouts, and Fitness Blender routines.
You asked me if the energy was a norm for me or a cause of the Atkins diet. The answer to that question would be it was due to the Atkins diet. Eating all the carbs I was eating was making me tired, sluggish, an insomniac, etc. Now since being on this lifestyle I have more energy. I'm on a normal sleep schedule (in bed by X & awake by Y). I'm not snacking between meals. I don't crave the "bad" carbs (bread, pasta, etc). The scale for the most part is steadily dropping, slowly. If you want to know how I'm doing, check out my blogs on my page. I've been trying to keep my progress documented as best as I can, without sounding repetitive every day and/or week.