Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Fabulous Plan for June

I am so close to the finish line that I can taste it.  The light at the end of the tunnel is nearly blinding me.   You get the idea...I'm close.   And I have been close for a while now.  It's time to build my finishing kick and finally cross the finish line!Anyone can do anything for a short period of time.   I truly believe this.  With a little willpower, I think it is possible to buckle down and stick to a plan for a month.  With that in mind, I have been working on a plan for the month of June to kickstart my weightloss again.   I figure I'm moving to a new office today so I might as well use the change of scenerey to help with the change of perspective!

For the past year, my plan has consisted of:
  • Stay around 1500 calories a day
  • Run 3 times a week (ha - I haven't done THAT consistently in over 6 months)
  • Bike 3 times a week
I have the food tracking down to a science with my Lose It app.  Everything I've done has brought me to where I am today - nearly 50lbs less than I started in Jan 2010.   But my body has become complacent. My brain is exploting a loophole in Lose It where I pretty much use up any calorie deficit that I made through exercise.   And my weight is stuck.   My bike workouts are my comfortable sofa...I work hard - don't get me wrong, I sweat up a storm - but I only want to bike because I get to watch TV.  At least it gets me on the bike.   My runs have dwindled to one day a week - my long run with my runner girls on Saturday. 

I am in desperate need of a kickstart.  And a giant kick in the pants is exactly what I am going to give myself.

So - my FABULOUS plan for June is to challenge myself in new ways and to make adjustments to the habits I have allowed myself to laze into.

Here's the outline (wherever I say "you", I am talking to myself):
  • Don't drink calories wherever possible - want a latte?  Drink tea.
  • No candy - no matter how yum it is, you have that gut for a reason and it is spelled c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e.
  • Whole foods wherever possible.  Enjoy healthy foods prepared simply.
  • Stick to the calorie allowance in Lose It.  Don't cheat and eat up your exercise
  • Join a TRX class in Langdon one day a week (first one is tonight!)
  • Make cross training count...Bike plus core or plyo on Mon/Fri
  • Running 3 times a week (two shorter weekday runs plus my long run on Saturday)
I have put together a little calendar of my routine for the month, which I am posting copies on my fridge and the corkboard in my gym so it can assault me for all angles.   For one month I am going to attack my eating and my exercise and get myself on track for greatness...who know - with only 10lbs to go, I might actually cross that finish line at the end of the month.

My calendar:

Wanna join me?

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