Well, we kicked off Biggest Loser on Thursday at my job. 26 of us are competing, and I weighed in at 194. My goal is now to hit 164 by June 16. I've been focusing on diet so far - mainly trying to get used to fewer carbs. Once I'm over that hurdle, I'll try to work out more.
Interesting note: I don't usually drink diet soda (and please let's not have that argument again ), but I poured myself a glass of Diet Coke on Fri. I then dropped a Mentos into the bottle, and disappointed my kids because one Mentos in a depleted bottle of Diet Coke doesn't do much.
Anyway, drinking a glass of Diet Coke triggered a sugar craving. I wasn't expecting that. I seem to have gotten past that stage, but it was kind of weird.
Something about Spring really makes things kick into high gear (but in a pretty good way).
A number of unexpected new clients walked in the door looking for a summer launch, as well as current clients FINALLY giving the greenlight to projects already on the table.
Plus... the house is in absolute chaos due to the continual Spring Cleaning project.
I've managed to make it to the gym every other day the past week and taught my classes. The rest days weren't really much rest days though. Trips to Ikea, carrying shelves up three flights of stairs and assembling them, and moving boxes and boxes of books around the house is a pretty good workout. Shoulders are feeling tight from that and the weights and teaching my classes. The increased focus on upper body workout is positive though. I find lower body a relative breeze in comparison since I'm inclined to activity that emphasizes leg performance using both fast and slow twitch muscles.
We're subsisting on take-out food, but trying to make smarter choices about it... pizza on whole grain crust, loaded with veggies (chicken for me). The only downside is the free garlic sticks and pops. Still using Wednesdays as the day I get to eat a deep fried mars bar and Fat ******* Burrito.
I've been trying to rope friends into being workout buddies with varying success. However, I have been trying to attend fitness classes run by friends on a consistent basis because that kind of creates an expectation.
My lovely spouse (in relation to a conversation about flossing) mentioned that according to some research it takes 21 days for something to become ingrained as habit.
I'm consistently exhausted and trying to get more sleep every night to aid in the recovery.
Congrats to me - I just dropped under 190. It's only temporary, as I just did 4 hours of yard work on <500 calories (so far today), and I feel a bowl of baked Tostios & salsa coming on. Still, it's nice to see measurable progress.
I'm kind of over carb withdrawal, I'm used to diet soda, and I've successfully avoided pizza & fast food except for Egg McMuffins which are OK. Next stop - 185.
Here is a tool to help some folks:
My Fitness Pal - Free Calorie Counter, Diet, & Exercise Journal
I'm not the Droid you are looking for...Move Along!
I was just thinking about this thread this morning...before I smelled Easter Dinner and got inundated with Easter bunnies.