June 17, 2014
Thoughts for the Week…
· Well, I didn’t lose any weight this week, but I didn’t gain any either. I’m okay with that.
· In Accountability, we redid my measurements. Since March 25 when my measurements were last taken, I’ve dropped my body fat percentage 3.8%, have lost an additional 3.5 inches from my waist, 3.75 inches from my chest, 2 inches from my arms, and another 2 inches from my thigh. Altogether since I started my journey here at SquareOne, I’ve lost a TOTAL of 18¼ inches off of my body. WOW!
· Mindi also recalculated my daily calories based on my new numbers. My star calorie range (the range of calories for losing weight) went down about 100 calories. So instead of being able to eat 1360-1560 calories per day to lose weight, I’m now at 1258-1458. As I look back at the previous week, if I were to rate my days based on the new calorie range I’d have had only 2 stars, with the rest being smiley faces. Having more “maintaining” days than “losing” days may explain why I didn’t have a loss this week.
· I’m registered for the 5k back in my hometown of Cambridge, NE this Saturday. I have my i-pod all ready to go with some upbeat fitness songs that will hopefully help me keep a steady pace. I’ve never completed a 5k before where I haven’t had to walk almost all of it instead of jog. So one of my goals is to jog the whole time…another goal is that I’d like to complete it in less than 40 minutes.
WOD (Workout of the Day)
· School workouts will resume once school is back in session!
· In Train Your Brain, Marty reiterated several important things we need to remember…
o We need to eat for FUEL, not pleasure.
o On Social Events – We drastically underestimate the number of social events we take part in. Sometimes they happen so often that we feel as if we can’t control them, which leads to giving in to eating for pleasure once or twice and then giving up. We need to be DOUBLY PLANNED.
o Our body doesn’t know that we are at a celebration or on vacation. It expects good nutrition ALL the time!
o We cannot relax our rules! It’s NOT okay to abandon my plan for special occasions.
o Lastly…Practice Makes Perfect! The quote I chose this week goes along with this statement. Oftentimes we use the excuse that “the weekends are difficult to stay on track”. Why should that day be any different than Monday through Friday? If we can make good choices during the week and not abandon our plan, it can also be done on Saturdays (and Sundays!). Once again…We cannot relax our rules!