Saturday, October 23, 2010

Self Goal Challenge: Recap

It's been just about 4 weeks and the five pounds I gained on vacation are gone! I stayed true to plan for 3 of the 4 weeks. This last week I have been fighting a cold, which meant lots of rest, loads of alkaline water, hot tea, whole fruit and more rest. I was a bit rough for awhile but I'm feeling better today, thank goodness!

Specific thoughts on the plan~ The recipes were a hot mess for the most part. Though the idea of putting spinach in tomato soup is something that I have used often since trying it that first day. I like my New Rules inspired weight lifting routines better than the strength cards, they got old real fast. I liked the elliptical workout as well as the running sprint workout and have utilized that several times. And the plan inspired me to get out there and try Zumba, and for that I'll always be grateful.

It was refreshing to see a fitness magazine plan that is balanced on calories, exercise and treats. The calories were strategically split up into three meals and two snacks which just didn't leave you time to get hungry. Especially when I read recently in another magazine that to lose weight women should only eat 1200 calories. REALLY?!? I'd be gnawing at my limbs and small children on that puny amount. You can't see me, but I'm giving 1200 calories "the hand."

Note to Self~ Fire your menu planner and get a copy of New Rules for your trainer but keep the other stuff, you're almost there.

In other news, my dear sister arrives tomorrow for a short visit without kids. We have lots of girlie things to pack into three days so I will be away from keyboard until later next week. I've been a teetotaler since returning from vacation in preparation her visit, which we have dubbed "No cocktail or cupcake left behind!" I'll have food and bevvie porn as well as close up pics of us showing our horse teeth to share with you when I'm back. Until then, be good to yourself and be safe. CHEERS!

1 comment:

  1. Some people can do 1200 calories a day. I used to before I started exercising a lot and now I have to eat more to lose weight!

    Congrats on the 5# loss!