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T Minus 7 Days

January 9th, 2018

It’s the end of my first day trying out timed nutrition. Man, this is going to be tough. I am going to have to quit my job so that I can meal plan, grocery shop, meal prep, eat (a lot and often), and work out. This literally takes all day.

And, the meal plan makes a life long dieter freak out a little… They want you to eat about 300-500 more calories a day than you normally would on a weight loss plan.

Some changes will need to be made, that’s for sure.

I spent the day feeling pretty slim. I’m ending the day feeling achey and bloated.


January 8th, 2018

Okay, onto the new thing… I am committing to 80Day Obsession! This is a new program from Beach Body. I even signed up to be a coach so I could get in the exclusive coach group with the trainer, Autumn Calabrese. I am SO EXCITED.

This will be tough to remain consistent. The food plan/planning is intense. I’m going to use this next 13 weeks to commit and execute. I’m also going to use this site to journal. I want to see what I can do with it and determine if I want to coach.

I know, I know… I’ve promised this before, but that was the old, unorganized me. The new me, is serious.

To be continued!

Ultimate Reset – Day 1

October 30th, 2017

It’s the first day of the Beach Body Ultimate Reset.

Today’s topic: Water – when is it too much? Part of the reset is drinking water. Only water… Personally, since giving up alcohol and soda, I only drink water (and coffee – black). But, can you drink too much water? The answer is yes. Drinking too much water can result in a condition called “water intoxication” or “water poisoning” or “hyponatremia.” Symptoms include, dizziness, headache, nausea, and just basic malaise. You can die from this, but apparently this is pretty rare. The problem is that too much water can deplete your sodium levels to unhealthy levels and cause cell swelling. According to WebDM, this typically occurs when you drink too much too fast.

If you search for “how much water should I drink” you’re going to find several answers, from the old standby “8 8oz cups a day (64 oz for the math challenged like myself)” to 104 ounces for men, and 72 ounces for women to a more complicated math equation where you take your body weight in pounds divided by 2.2 times your age divided by 28.3 to get ounces per day and to a more simplified math equation where you take your weight in pounds and divide by 2.

See, easy to know how much, right? My goal was to drink a gallon a day through the detox. However, it is 9:30 am, and I have already almost finished a gallon. This got me thinking about whether I drink too much water… Since, according to my math, I should be drinking 105 ounces a day, I am going to stick with the gallon, and try to slow it down a little.

As for the reset, and how it is going, I had to force myself to eat breakfast, and I am really really full. I don’t normally eat breakfast. This will be new, and I hope, become a habit, since I need breakfast.

Starting stats:

Weight: 149
Waist: 38.5
Goal: to be at my initial goal weight of 140 and loose at least 2 inches from my waist other goals include kicking the coffee habit and quit smoking (again)

The Morning Miracle and Other Personal Development

October 26th, 2017

So, the focus of this blog has been about health. But, really, I have been working on complete self change. I got turned on to this book called “The Morning Miracle” and have been trying it for 30 days. The idea here is SAVERS

Silence (meditation, being grateful)

Affirmations (telling yourself you are the things you want to be)

Visualizing (see yourself having the things you want to have)

Exercise (self explanatory- get some exercise)

Read (spend time each day reading, either for PD or pleasure)

Scribing (either brain dump, diary, to-dos, work on a book … whatever)

I learned some things and improved some things. But, mostly the exercise has made me feel even worse. I believe this is due to adding too much! So, November is going to be about “cleaning.” The idea is to be squeaky clean by my birthday.

I’m going to par down my over the top goals and focus on those relating to detox -of the body and the home. I’ve decided that after 90 days of being super focused on losing weight, I’m finally at a place where diet consciousness and fitness are a norm; however, I’m ending the push to my birthday with a diet detox (more on that later). My home, on the other hand, is out of control.

Here’s the plan:

Home Detox. I’m doing a 30 day declutter to get rid of the unnecessary items that consume my every thought because I see it. Every day. I will spend 30 minutes (minimum) on throwing out the junk. The weekends will be spent taking items to donate, deep cleaning one area, and working on one home project.

I’ll use some of my scribe time to post here on the progress!

PS: this is the last week of the Fusion. It’s been going well! I’ve lost 7 more pounds. Stats at the end and I’ll let you in on what’s next in more detail later.

Week 2 – Tony Horton Fusion

October 9th, 2017

I am really loving the Fusion. The Facebook group is a little disappointing and I haven’t connected with anyone there. But, I am feeling results! I do not think they are solely due to this particular plan, but due to the cumulative effect of my hard work these past 8 weeks.

I am down on the scale and I had to go and buy new unmentionables. Yay!

Today’s workout is from the P90 era. I have never even heard of it. I actually thought it started with the X. Well, I’ll let you know!