Health week 50:
Goal 1 (lose weight every week):
Weight result December 10th:..-0.5 kg/-1.1 lbs.
Current weight: 80 kg / 176.3 lbs.
Goal 2 (eat healthy every day):
Weight Watchers daily points: 29
Free points: 49
Earned active points: 11
Monday: 26,5 points
Tuesday: 28 points
Wednesday: 28 points
Thursday: 28.5 points
Friday: 34.5 points (had 2 glasses of wine)
Saturday: 44 points (normal points 29,5 the rest was snack/wine)
Sunday: 36 points (again the wine)
Remaining free points: 14,5
Used active points: 0
At least I’m making progress in the weekend, last week I had 1 point left, this week 14,5 but I can do much better. I enter my weight on the WW site on Monday morning and due to my weight this week I’ve been cut back on my free points, it’s now 42 instead of 49 a week.
Goal 3 (work-out 5 times a week):
Monday: Lunchwalk for 30 minutes, Matt Roberts weight loss plan, week 4, training 3, 52:36
Tuesday: Rest (doctor’s orders)
Wednesday: Rest (doctor’s orders)
Thursday: Rest (had to do weekly grocery shopping)
Sunday: 5K run in 34.04
Goals week 50:
1) Workout 5 times -> no, just two times.
2) Eat max. 29 points a day on weekdays -> almost except Friday
3) Get 7 hours sleep a night -> no not at the first half of the week.
Amanda, Syl and Mel thanks for the response to the Garmin. I will definitely go buy one as soon as I get my salary next week. I totally deserve it 😆
Today it was back to work but after today I only have to work 3 whole days and 3 half days and then I’m having vacation till January 4th. I am really looking forward to that. My plans are to exercise as much as I can between Christmas and New Year. I’ve gained 0.5 kg/1.1 lbs over the weekend which probably is gone tomorrow morning but I’m starting to get worried about the holidays. I don’t want to gain much after all my hard work of the last months. Those 3 holidays aren’t worth that eating-wise.
I hadn’t planned to go running yesterday but the weather was perfect: 5C (41 F), clear blue sky, sunshine and not too much wind so I decided to run 5K (3.1 miles). And what a 5K it became: I’ve reached my first goal for the 5K: run it within 35 minutes and I did it in 34.06.
My next goal is run it within 32 minutes. When I started running in March I had to carry 6 kg/13 lbs. extra weight with me and I’m sure running without this makes me faster also. Imagine what I can run when I’ve reached my goal weight, I can’t hardly wait to see for myself 🙂
I also bought some running gloves tonight online as the temperatures are dropping below 0C for the next two weeks.
Today I did a short home work-out: 30 Day Shred. I finished the 10 days of level 1 today so I’m ready for level 2 now. And I’ve had a lunchwalk of 30 minutes with my best friend K.
What’s for dinner:
Yesterday I made a stew of beef, sweet potatoes, leek, onions with cinnamon and honey.
Today kale with mashed potatoes.
The Ultimate Diet Log:
Fitness factoid: Studies suggest that yoga and meditation can alter your brain, helping you live a calmer life and possibly increasing your immune function. Not only do you feel refreshed after each session, but the sense of calm and happiness build over time.
Quote:: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”. Virginia Woolf
Only a few days left of working this year.
This is not about instant gratification. You have to work hard for it, sweat for it, give up sleeping in on Sunday mornings.
Lauren Fessenden, marathoner