So yesterday was a day of staying in. More snow and cold here in Michigan so after a bit of exercise I treated myself to a 'me' day in my sewing room.
The goal was to complete the quilt top I started before my last grandchild was born. Well needless to say the goal now is his first birthday in April. He'll never know the difference. LOL
Just wanted to share. His mama chose a forest theme for his room and likes owls so I thought this fitting plus I enjoy working with colors and I got to try a few new things that I've not done much of at all. I'm pretty pleased with how it came together.
Now to get it to a friend who will quilt on her longarm and I can get the binding done and ready to move on to a new project. So many projects so little time.
My goal is to lose 5 lbs this round of BLC and how I will go about it is as follows:
Work to improve my veggie consumption daily. Shoot for 2-3 along with 2-3 servings of fruit. Cut sugars (no baked goods) and increase protein. Doing this also cuts carbs so will work to stay on the lower end of my calorie range. 1200 is the goal. I will allow 1-2 dark chocolate kisses on occasion but will count like all other foods consumed.
Since veggies is tough I will work to get a salad daily whether I must make it myself or find a place to buy one. I will also make a veggie with our evening meal and try some new recipes. Homework will be involved for this but I need, and must, do it. If I only loved them. Hopefully I can learn to love them.
Tracking is key for me. I will track my food and exercise daily. I will also post to the team tracking thread daily so it makes less stress doing it all at once at the end of the week.
I will continue to work with weights 2x a week for toning and tightening of these old muscles and hopeful it helps with the hip pain. Will pay attention and if need be, see a doctor.
Daily I will work towards at least 30 minutes of cardio and alternating upper and lower for toning and tightening.
My friend LILYGAL is my accountability buddy and we plan to talk via telephone weekly besides our daily texts on keeping one another focused especially when we are tempted to make poor choices.
My reward for making my goal this round will be to spend an entire day in my sewing room!
I've been whining about the delivery of this thing for months and I know you're probably all sick of it so now that it has arrived, I wanted to share. The room is getting organized and I am excited to get sewing. Hopefully this weekend I'll be ready to get to it.
Hopefully the photo DH took will give you a perspective of the size of this thing. Needless to say, I'm tickled PINK!!!
Okay, we are gearing up for the next round of BLC. I have set a goal of losing 5 lbs this round. 12 weeks to lose 5. Should be easy right? Wish it were so. So close to goal and yet so far. I AM my own worse enemy as well. So what is my game plan and how will I get there?
Well, I need to focus on my food and log it all. I need to go on the low end of my scale and up my veggies for sure. I need to improve on the amount of time I exercise so, I will commit to at least an hour daily to do my routine. I will incorporate cardio and strength and focus on different muscle groups every other day.
I will have my team help keep me accountable and do the same for them. Afterall, we're in this together. I will try to do all the challenges and report in daily on the team to keep myself, and others, focused.
I will drink my . Been a bit low lately so need to improve.
I'm ready to get to that 'goal' weight and then work on maintenance. I know my team will help me push to the finish line.