Okay, guys, here we go!
Time to start again.
I’m chosing to think of this week and this year as the start of my weight-loss journey. I’m at 0 pounds lost. That also means that I’m at 0 pounds gained! 🙂
And I have 6 goals and 3 tools for 2011 that I’d like to share:
- Beat my time of 35:21 in the St Patrick’s Day Dash
This is only a week before my #3 Goal. I’d actually say this is really good timing.
- Go on 6 hikes
- Run a 1/2 Marathon
My first planned run is In Mercer Island on 03.20.11
- Complete a Triathlon
- Run a 1/2 Marathon with Anna
I’m planning on doing a second 1/2 later in the year so that Anna and I can run it together!
- End 2011 under 200 pounds
- Track Calories on my phone (both consumed and burned)
I know that tracking isn’t an exact science, but it would be a consistent inexact tool! I won’t commit to twEATing all that I eat, but I will be tracking, for sure!
- End each day with a deficit of 500 Calories
This is an absolute. Not an average. If I have a deficit of 700 one day, I can’t accept a deficit of 300 the next, as it would balance out. Nope. If I have a deficit of 700 in one day, I’d still need to have a deficit of 500 the next.
- Consume no more than 600 Calories after 6 pm.
I’ve tried the whole “no eating after 8 pm” thing, but I didn’t really like that. I do, though, think it’s a worthwhile concept. But I do have a bit of a variable schedule. This new plan seems to be a great adaptation of that idea.
So there you go! That’s what I’ve been planning. And that’s how I’m going to make 2011 a great year. I was Mr. Consistency for the first year or so on this journey. But I’ve gotten away from that. I haven’t gained about 11 or 12 pounds of what I’ve lost–and I might see a gain this week, too–but I have to resist the temptation to try to lose that all at once. A pound or two a week is just great for me. I have at least 36 pounds to lose; at a pound a week, that would be most of 2011. And I’m happy with that.
75 minutes of Cardio
Run/walk 3 miles
50 push ups
50 sit ups
50 calf raises
– Monday: ??
– Tuesday: 895
75 minutes of Cardio
Run 7 Miles
250 push ups
250 sit ups
250 calf raises
300 jumping jacks
6 60-second front planks
6 60-second side planks
Date with Anna