February 23, 2007

Health & fitness goals - week 3

This is my weekly check-in on my health and fitness goals

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Fitness
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February is almost done and I have STILL not met my fitness goals this week. I made it for the two cardio classes but did absolutely no toning/ weights.

Why? The cardio classes are my dance classes, which are FUN for me so it’s not an effort to go. The toning class on the other hand involves a hectic dash through peak hour traffic to try and make it (I’ve always been 5 minutes late) and I hate driving with my shoulders up near my ears from all the stress. I’m funny that way.

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Nutrition
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My goal is to stick to my weigh-less programme at least 90% of the time. I decided to go totally back to basics so I have been planning all my meals to fit into the Weigh-Less formula. This week, I did very well sticking to the programme but this is my hormonal week so the scale is not kind!

I didn’t officially weigh but the scale was up 0.4kg! I say officially because I sneaked/ snuck into the Weigh-Less class and quickly stepped on the scale while the group leader was out of the room. We have a new leader who is very harsh and doesn’t even consider a 0.2 – 0.4 kg loss to be a loss. And this week, being hormonal, I did not feel up to having my self-esteem swept out from under me. Hence me not officially weighing in.

Those of you who have been reading my newsletters for some years know that I don’t believe in sticking around people who diminish you and knock your self-esteem. It is just not healthy. So that is exactly what I did here – I protected myself.

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Sleep
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Again, no problems here. This is easy, easy, easy for me. I told Dion I sleep like a baby and he says nooo, there has never been a baby in history who sleeps as much as you do. LOL

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Water
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Again, this is easy for me to do. Not only is it scorching hot here in Johannesburg (up in the 30’s every day), but it is also a habit.

One of my goals in 1998 was to start drinking 2 litres of water daily. Well, the first two weeks were terrible. I really just forced it down. But after that, once your body gets used to it, it’s so easy to keep it up.

If you battle to drink water, fill up a litre bottle every morning before you have breakfast and make sure you get through it by around 4 o’clock (glass with breakfast and lunch, another one at 11.00 and at 3.00). Then have a glass of water while you’re preparing supper and one with supper. And you’re done with the minimum of 6 glasses. If you exercise, have another 500ml and as easy as that, you are done!


That’s where I’m at this week. I’m realizing that I’m not Superwoman and I can’t make my body produce exactly the results I want, when I want. And that’s hard.


But enough about me, how are you doing? (As always, I’m going to post this on the blog so you can post your successes/ challenges/ comments on your own goals).

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