Monday, February 21, 2011

Part Two: ACT
From Fitness Overhaul

Have you ever had a job that you had to look busy even when there was nothing for you to do? It is the worst and it makes for a long day!
Going to the gym just because you are supposed to, but with no set plan, is the same thing. You will see little results and you will have no fun, which in turn will make you want to quit more than you want to achieve your goal.
 My Goal:  Go from 143 to 125 by June 30th (129 days).  Thats a loss of 18 lbs in 18 weeks.  1 lbs per week.  Totally doable.
To lose a pound per week, you need to be at a caloric deficit of around 3,500 calories per week or 500 calories per day.

How am I going to have a calorie deficit of 500/day?
Working Out- Cardio, Resistance Training
Diet- Intermittent Fasting, Decreasing Carbs
from Fitness Overhaul:
Here are the four steps which I will break down in detail in a series of future posts:
  1. Plan
  2. Act
  3. Evaluate
  4. Adjust
The first step to achieving anything in life is to actually know what it is that you want. This is where the planning comes in. If you don’t have a plan, you will never make any permanent results.
I have found this to be very true.  When I start my day without thinking about what I am going to eat/drink, or if I am going to exercise, I almost always make decisions based on instant gratification.

Another tactic that you can use and will definitely help is to get a mental image of what you want your body to look like. Visualize yourself doing things that you will be doing with your new look. The more vivid the better, try and make up little scenarios that you will be in with your new look. Visualize yourself training, eating better, even getting compliments from others about how great you look.

So here is my ideal:
  • Weigh 125 lbs
  • Wear a size 2 jeans
  • Train 4 times per week
  • Feel healthier
  • Be more flexible
Written Goal:  I weigh 125 lbs wearing a size 2 pants by June 30, 2011. I feel healthy, strong, and have incredible flexibility.  I train 6 days per week and I never miss a workout.  I make conscious decisions about my workout and choose to be healthy.  I am happier and more confident than when I was overweight and now know I can achieve any goal that I set my mind to.  If I get off track or miss a workout, I can easily regain composure and move closer to my goal every day.

 What's your goal?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Another Relationship Disaster

lucky me... I broke up with the guy I was dating.. YESTERDAY.  For the best, I know this.. but I hate when things end badly, dont you?? 

Why can't we all be adults and not scream and fight.. just take things for what they are.  No middle school shouting and name calling and hang-ups.  Although ya know... it sort of makes it easier to end, just because you see what that person is like angry. 
Anyway.. I'm not saying there is no fault of mine in this relationship disaster, but at least I tried to handle it like the 24 year old I am.. where as he handled it like a 31 year old child.

So, what shall I do today instead?  How about WORK, and then WORK OUT.  Can't snag my next guy if I'm not in tip top shape

(technically I've already snagged my next guy, but I just don't really want to sound like the whore I am...).

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

in the last wee when i wasn't looking.. i somehow gained a few pounds and am back up to 145.  UGH.  I have been watching myself from the outside.  Instead of NOT eating during stressful periods, this week I've been reaching for candy one of the partners keeps in his office.  BAD idea.  I notice when I eat a bigger breakfast I am less likely to binge eat during work.  Must keep that in mind.

Having a party today.  The theme:  Don't fall in love, fall off a bridge, it hurts less.  Girls, male bashing, delicious food, movie about how love sucks, etc.  Sure to be a good time.  I've hosted this for many years, and we always enjoy ourselves!

Friday, February 4, 2011

yesterday didn't work out as planned.  of course... i stuffed my face.  so sad.  must make up for it this weekend.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

1. when you burn more than you consume, you lose weight.
2. when you make healthy choices, you feel full and not deprived.  this causes less binging... and less purging.
3. when you give something to yourself, like time to exercise, you feel more relaxed, happier, and possibly a little lighter/tighter.
4. giving into temptation once in a while is okay.  as long as it is measured and realistic, and can be made up for the day before/after.

i am down to 141.  this doesn't seem low to me.  i am realistic.... but considering that I've been in the high 140s for like... ever.... I am really happy with my progress.  I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I've stopped drinking so much.  When I do drink, it is at the end of the day when I can consider how much I can really afford.

today we have a happy hour planned to celebrate me becoming a CPA... not just passing all the exams, but getting the actual certificate, which requires a ridiculous number of forms, experience, etc.  it is a margarita happy hour.  my diet today:  breakfast- special k, lunch- salad, snack- carrots/peppers, happy hour- margarita, a few chips, and maybe a bowl of soup.  no exercising today because Grey's is on finally, and I have a date with a girlfriend... but no drinking there.. just diet coke!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 1st- 142.  In the month of February I plan to lose 3 pounds... and by lose 3 pounds I mean lose for good... not 3 pounds of water weight.  By my birthday (March 7), I intend to weigh 138.  In March of 2009 I weighed 133... 2 years older, I think 5 pounds of weight is acceptable (especially since I'm on the down).

I feel happy with 142 today because for the past year, I've been 148ish.  Down a few, up a few... but always back to 148.  2011 is my year!!