This weeks goals:
- record EVERYTHING I eat via myfitnesspal app. be honest.
- run this weeks 5k harder than last weeks (replace 4.5 with 5 and 5.5 with 5.8)
- 2x weight workouts, core and upper body.
This weeks starting weight: 137 lbs.
Rant 1: I've decided to record everything I eat this week but I haven't set any restrictions caloriewise. Via the blog spinachleavesandsugarsnappeas.com/ I found the website My Body Gallery. Here you can input your height + weight and see other girls your size, or your ideal height + weight and see how you want to be. It was kind of an eye opener. I'm not overweight but I'm right on the brink. And telling myself over and over that no real girls my height can be skinny, not without starving, just isn't true. These girls just really never eat processed foods, chips, chocolate, whatever (or they have wicked metabolisms but that beats my point).
I carry my weight in my stomach, my family has huge risk for heart disease, heart attacks, other heart problems. My mom has had (but conquered) type 2 diabetes while I can think of three members of my extended family who have it or died from it. I NEED to get healthy now, while I'm so close, while I'm so young. The longer I put it off the harder it will be.
I'm going to watch what I eat honestly and pick a diet according to what I need. If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them. Paleo is a great diet but it requires not only time and effort but knowledge and I'm afraid that realistically, at this time, it just isn't right for me. I am going to search for the plan that is and make updates to my goals as needed.
Rant 2: My fiance and I are both military and are posted to bases 4 hours apart, and he doesn't have a vehicle. This means that throughout the year we get to see each other on weekends and occasionally one of us will get about a week off. When the holidays come, however, we get THREE STRAIGHT WEEKS together! It's amazing! The only other time we've have three weeks together was when he had mono haha. But it ends in 7 days. I don't like excuses because they've never helped me reach any goals. However, when I was searching myself to try and figure out why I was struggling to choose goals I could commit to this week it was this, that I didn't want to miss any time with hubby on his final week here. I'm sorry if my lack of dedication in this weeks goals is disappointing to anyone, I really am, but once again this is the right choice for me. :)
Now, off to go snuggle my man!