Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 7 of 84-Week one complete

Again, another day of sweet comments on yesterdays post.  I just love you guys! 

Today is day 7 of 84 for my Body for Life challenge.  My weight training and aerobic exercise has been spot on.  I have followed the daily training guide and completed all the exercises I chose for myself.  I always have to wonder if I can push more though.  And now that the wonders of week one are done, I will try to push my body harder next week.

As for eating, I think the same thing as with my weight training.  I ate six meals every day but I am thinking that my portion sizes might be too large.  Tomorrow is weigh in day so I guess I will find out sooner than later!  To my surprise I havent had many cravings this past week.  My husband said the same.  And, for both of us that is odd.  We love yummy sugary foods.  I was hungry a few times and added some cheese here and there with my meals.  But overall my appetite seems to be in check as the week progressed.  So next week I will focus more on portion sizes.  I also could have been better about my veggies.  Some spinach on a turkey wrap is probably not enough. 

I tried some new things this week.  Brown rice being one of them.  It was kinda boring.   Blah...  I am sure used to fries or something full of carbs but little protein.  I have learned a lot this week about protein and carbs and how they should be paired together when eating.  I am shocked by how few temptations I have had, for just about anything.  If there is something I want then thats fine.  I know that I can have it on "free day" come Saturday. 

Free day has got me thinking.  If I am going to have free day (and surely make the most of it) then I owe it to myself to make the very best effort to eat the proper portion sizes all the rest of the week.  I am telling you that knowing that I have that free day is my saving grace.   Its a day of no limits and just knowing that it will roll around again makes me more successful the days that I have restrictions.  Does that make sense?  And the more people I talk to, and the more I read about the program, people tell me to really allow myself that free day.  Like to the fullest.  Without guilt.  And the more I thought about it, the more it made sense.  Its the treat for my super hard work for the other six days.  That free day is what will keep me on plan the other six days, and hopefully make me successful.  I wish I had made more of free day this past Saturday.  This Saturday I already have a mental list of what things I want to eat.  The hubs too apparently.  I was telling him that I wanted something on free day and he said he wants wheat thins on his day.  Apparently he has a mental list too :)  These foods on my mental list arent things I am craving but just things that I want to treat myself to.  I also heard that free day is what tricks your body from being bored and keeps your metabolism from slowing.  Even better.

Weigh day is tomorrow.  I will also check my body fat % and BMI weekly.  Fingers crossed.  Tomorrow starts a new week.  1/12 of the challenge complete.

Today's reason for losing weight:
*so my boobs will get smaller.  Even the hubs hopes so...  They are rather obnoxious.

Today I am thankful for:
*that I am choosing to make improvents in my efforts instead of giving up.


♫ Drazil ♪ said...

I'm so proud of you for staying on point! I'm going to run tonight just cuz you inspired me. Remember - I'm always reading! xoxo

SG said...

i totally agree!!! live up free day! just a thought (i hate advice so please forgive me if this sounds like advice)... your weigh in day is monday? and your free day is saturday? you might want to think about making your free day saturday am.... that way your way in day is the FARTHEST day from your weigh in... 2 days after free day you may still be retaining water from all the sodium of free day. anyways... i guess that WAS advice! sorry! :-)

SG said...

i meant make your weigh in saturday am... sorry!