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Turning a New Old Leaf: Week 2 (So Far)

Week 1 was a success as far as I'm concerned. I didn't workout all the days I wanted to, but things were crazy so I let it slide. By the end of the week I was making some adjustments to my diet based on how I felt and what was available to me. Saturday kind of took me off guard as I was out of the house a lot longer than expected, so I wasn't prepared with snacks or water while I was out. I managed with a bun-less grilled chicken sandwich, though, and I felt good about that. I'm not 100% avoiding wheat or anything, but I have significantly downsized my consumption of it. Plus, buns add a ton of calories I'd rather fill with something better. Sunday I tried some delicious vegan pizza and I managed to make this "raw cookie dough" type stuff from peanut butter and chickpeas that was surprisingly spot on and also delicious. Score one for Pinterest!

Week 2 has been a lot more awesome. Monday was a wash... I slept in and ended up spending the whole day attempting to put together some stuff for a fellow raver who passed away over the weekend. We got a fund setup to help his family pay for the funeral and burial as well as got an event put together for the ravers to celebrate his life and to generate more funding. I didn't work out, but I did do 10x pushups a few times throughout the day. I didn't eat much throughout the day, but again, so much was going on. I think I just needed a day to put myself back together. Yesterday I woke up, worked out (back, chest, and arms), drank my first protein shake in awhile, and managed to eat spot on throughout the day. After my dinner meal I decided to go for a brisk walk. I ended up crossing under the 57 and making my way through the CSUF campus with a stop at Target to pick up a few groceries I needed on my way home. Today I woke up early (before 8, and not cranky or unrested!), worked out (Ab Ripper X), and have thus far been eating well. I think I will do another brisk walk tonight after dinner as I felt pretty awesome after yesterday's adventure.

Go Team K!

How is everyone else doing with their fitness and healthy eating goals?


( 3 is a decent number of comments — Be Cool )
Apr. 24th, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
Good for you!

I (mostly) track my calories, and try to stay at a level the app tells me will help me lose weight. And I work out with my bike, or dog-walking, or with some hand-weights at home. I got four miles this morning and will likely get another 7 this evening, getting around to the places I need to go.

I hear you on bread- calories that could be better used somewhere else. :) I think the Paleo plan is pretty good, overall, and recognizes the importance of veggies in a way that Atkins really doesn't. I can't follow them into the land where wheat is the Ultimate Evil, but I can see paying attention to how much of it I get and being more deliberate about it.

Also, booze is an issue. Even a little bit seems to derail weight loss. Even if my calories are at the appropriate level.
Apr. 25th, 2013 02:01 am (UTC)
Alcohol is always a large factor in how quickly I lose weight and get definition. To kickstart my fitness I decided to avoid alcohol in any form until May, with the exception of any CCCP (cocktail club that meets biweekly or less often) meetings. (Full disclosure: I had a tiny few drops the other day of something Ginny and I had bought together in Napa just to remember how it tasted, but that was so minimal I doubt it had more than 5 calories.)

Who knows if I'll hold through on this, but I have a good feeling about it. Every shot of alcohol is 100 calories I could be enjoying somewhere else, just like the bread thing... Strong drinks late in the evening is a double whammy I don't need right now.
Apr. 26th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC)
Sounds like a good plan! :)
( 3 is a decent number of comments — Be Cool )