Overall last week has been a great week on the exercise part I had 4 workouts I definitely made the right decision switching gyms. First of all I love it there, the trainers look after you and help you if necessary and having it so close to home makes it so much easier to go there. I intend to workout a lot more in February than the first month of this year.
So satisfied I am with my working out last week so angry I am with myself concerning my eating. The last two weeks I’m getting careless and I cheat on my Points over the weekend, meaning I don’t write everything down. Result that I gained over 1 kg this morning same as I did after last weekend.
I’ve got this habit that I’m doing great for a few weeks and then I blew it again, usually over the weekend. This has to change otherwise I will never reach my goal weight.
This weekend I’ve read about a website where you can set a goal and if you don’t reach that goal you’ll get a penalty, the penalty is an amount you’ve set for yourself and the money will go to charity. So you’ll make a contract with yourself. I’ve made my own contract with myself.
So what’s the plan, starting today:
· Write down everything I eat and measure everything I eat.
· Stay within 29 points on weekdays and within 35 points on Saturday and Sunday.
· Make a weekly review of points eaten, activity points earned and workouts.
· Stop drinking wine in the weekend for a while.
· Eat my fruits and veggies in the weekend.
The contract with myself:
· Put € 0,50 on my savings account for every day I stay within 29 points
· Put € 0,50 on my savings account for every time I work-out
· Put € 0,10 on my savings account for every km I run
· Put € 5,00 on my savings account for every kg I lose (starting at 79 kg)
When I’ve saved € 50,00 or more I’m going to use that money to buy new clothes in a smaller size.
(€ 1,00 = ± USD 1.37 and ± CAD 1.46)
I think I’m not the only one who has troubles sticking to her plan over the weekend so what’s your strategy? Tips and tricks are welcome.
Yesterday morning it was time for a longer run. It has been since October since I last ran 8K/4.9 miles and as I need to get back to training for my 10K in April it is time to run longer distances. I didn’t run on time, goal was to make it to 8K without stopping and I did. It felt great knowing that I could still run 8K even though I hadn’t done it in more than 3 months.
Weather: ± 0 C / 32 degrees
Distance: 8K / 4.9 miles
Average speed: 7.22 /km
This afternoon I took a lunchwalk with my friend K. We didn’t realize how cold it was but did go. My ears were still red and glowing after an hour 🙂
Today I went to the gym and did a Matt Roberts workout: 20 minutes interval on the bike, weight training, 10 minutes elliptical and finish with abs exercises. Total time: 01:07.
What’s for dinner:
R. has made dinner so I could eat right after I got home from the gym: sauerkraut with mashed potatoes and a sausage.
Realized I was on the wrong path and turned around to take the right direction.
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.