So I am adding a challenge to my weight loss challenge. It is going to be hard to reach my reward foods if I keep cheating and eating high calories in foods that aren’t my reward foods. I might as well just eat the reward ones, but I won’t…alas…someday my will power will work again. 😉
Anyway, my downfall is, and always has been, sugar. I have tried many times to do a paleo or primal diet and fail after a few days. This time around I am going to avoid refined sugars for 30 days. Beginning today and taking me to September 9th, my food intake will be almost devoid of refined sugars. I am making an exception with my cottage cheese and greek yogurt (they aren’t high in sugar content, but have a little)…for me the protein and dairy are important.
My meals will consist primarily of fruits and veggies, nuts, fish, egg whites and chicken. As with each new venture in being healthy I am excited, but I am nervous that I don’t have what it takes to do it. I have no intentions of giving sugar up completely in the long run, but know giving it up short term will be healthy and will hopefully (hopefully!) make me more controlled in my sugar intake in the future. Since it is a 30 day challenge and I am making it public, I have a better chance of success.
Sugar has a bad rep, but tastes so good. I know it is blamed for myriad of diseases and health issues, so getting it under control would be a big benefit.
Here’s to another attempt at being healthy! 🙂
AM workout: run on elliptical = 500 calories burned
PM workout: will do weight lifting for arms
Calories planned around 1500
I went over yesterday, but if I stick to my sugar free challenge (I mapped out a daily menu plan for that) I should remain between 1400 and 1600 for daily caloric intake.
I know many people that would have started a weight loss plan 25 days ago would have reached their goal. A year ago I would have too. But I am not just working on losing weight, I am working on a healthier way of eating. I am finally to the point where more days than not are fairly healthy. I still slip up more than I like, but I am getting there. Plus even though my weight hasn’t changed, my body has…I am more toned and have a better body fat percentage. So…not all a loss. 🙂
I did not do the leg workout yesterday so I did it today along with a shoulder weight lifting routine and plan on doing Jillian thighs later on this evening.
I am on target for being around 1700 calories today and my water intake is good.
AM workout: weight lifting shoulder routine and ab interval workout (ab workout very short)
This is usually my day off, so no PM workout. I did lifting today just because as it seems it will be just a run day tomorrow, so essentially I split up my day off.
Calories around 1700
Be back tomorrow. 🙂
Calories around 1600
Water intake good
AM workout: 4+ miles on elliptical
PM workout: weight lifting routine
Not much has changed…update again tomorrow. 🙂
Water intake: good 🙂
Calories: close to 1900…ok. Meals included protein shakes, almond butter and crispbreads, lean turkey dog, fruit, cereal.
AM Workout: 3+ miles on elliptical, 1.5 miles (fast pace) on treadmill
PM Workout: Weightlifting routine for arms and thigh routine with bands.
Back again tomorrow!
Calories today ended up close to 2000. P90X claims I should be able to lose weight and consume 1900, but I am not sure about that.
AM Workout was a leg workout that included, but wasn’t limited to, lateral step ups, lunges, extensions, dead lifts, squats, etc.
I am done eating for the day but am about to embark on P90X yoga as well as the Linda crossfit with light weights. I assure you both will be done before sleepy time comes.
Be back tomorrow.