As I was getting ready to write this post, I was trying to come up with a certain amount of time that I will let pass before I check in and update my goals and my weight…but as much as I would like to say once every two weeks, or once a month, I know my behind should check in once a week. So here I am with a new series, Journey to Wellness.
I chose Wednesday because I feel like this is a day where you still have enough time in the week to fix any mistakes you made Sunday through Tuesday and you can get re-energized before weekend temptations start surfacing.
As I am embarking on this journey, I thought it was appropriate to highlight a meal that will not be having for quite some time. The burger above is one of the wonderful meals I treated myself to while I was in Portland, OR.
Body// As usual, my trainer James kicks my butt 3 times per week, so he suggests that I get in at least 1 cardio only workout throughout the week. The settings on my Polar watch suggests that I need about 6 hours of workouts in order to lose weight each week, so I am going to try and aim for 5 solid workouts. James says that this is a good balance and will help me reach my goals faster.
I train on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday so I can fit in some cardio on Mondays and Fridays to round out my week. I try to come a bit early to my training sessions to warm up, so I will probably be able to get to the full 6 hours.
My weigh in this week is 172.4lbs (the same number I gave on Monday). I didn’t want to drive myself nuts with another update.
Mind// The mental part of this journey is just as difficult as the physical sometimes. This week, I feel good. Dare I say that I feel different too? I was handed back extra change ($10+ extra) at the gym for my protein shake and gladly handed it back to the cashier. I feel positive that good things are coming my way this week so I want to make sure I bring good karma vibes to myself.
I was listening to Oprah Radio on SiriusXM yesterday morning, and Dr. Phil was talking about why people cannot lose weight. He basically alluded to the fact that we all have to manage our lives. If you want something to happen, you need to manage your life accordingly to get the desired results. So I am working on managing my life.
I bought a planner from Erin Condren and it is really helping. I was trying to convert myself to using an iPad mini and my phone, but somehow paper keeps me to much better organized. I’m literally writing down everything from workouts, blog posts, ideas, quotes, you name it.
Goals// Drink 64+ ounces of water per day, have a salad with protein for at least 1 meal each day, cut down on my carbohydrate intake.
Do you have any goals for this week?