TGIF! It’s been a busy week around these parts, but we’ve also had a beautiful week of weather. I can’t complain.
Here’s my April Goals check-in:
- Track food at least five days a week. That would be better that I’ve done in a LONG time. I think I got 4 days done. Almost five.
- Run three days a week, training for 10K. Fail. It has been one of those weeks, where I was very productive, but have only exercised 1 day so far. PMS & TOM are to thank for that. Tomorrow I will be going for a run.
- Complete 1-3 days of the cross training listed on the training plan. Honestly, if I get four days of exercise in per week that will be the most I’ve done so far. I’d like to actually exercise all six days a week the plan calls for, but baby steps… I’d call this success since my only exercise was 1 day of cross training, but I feel kind of bad for that. If I happen to make time to exercise today then I’ll have gotten two days of cross training in. Not counting on it though.
- Work on eating a little less (and thus see weight loss), but at least stay within maintenance calories. I’m not committing to a certain number of veggies and fruits, or no carbs, etc, because for now just tracking my food and trying to consistently stay in a healthier calorie range is a huge plus. Again…fail. Thank you, PMS and general malaise due to my monthly. It’s not an excuse..just the facts. The good is that I counted my heaviest days and it was an eye opener to just what exactly I’ve been doing that caused my weight to go up. Kind of opened my eyes so to speak.
It’s So, I’ve had a not-so-stellar week, BUT …. I have made strides with getting back on track. It’s all going to be okay.
I'm a big fan of tracking. My husband has been doing WW with me for awhile and had been mostly plateaued for months. He would gain a little, then lose a little meandering around. Never really bad, but not making much progress. He tracked what he ate in his head.
I suggested he track online or on paper and he didn't think he needed to. So, fine. But he wanted to get to goal by my birthday (which was today), so a few weeks ago he started tracking on MyFitnessPal. As soon as he did that and saw the calories of everything really up close, well, he started losing again. He reached his goal today (total of 73.2 pounds lost). He might have made it ultimately anyway but tracking really made the difference for him.
PMS and TOM have a lot to be blamed for!! Hopefully next week your be feeling better and more in control