Yesterday I shared with you all that I’d like to lose 100 pounds by my year mark, and today I’d like to share how I plan to do that so here’s my strategy. If you have any tips or ideas, please let me know! I look forward to hearing them!
Now, here’s my plan:
- I eat fairly well, but there’s still room for improvement. And now is a good time to work on those improvements. I’m a big proponent of eating chips if I want them. I don’t eat more than a serving, but I do eat them. I usually just eat them with a fruit or veggie too. Sometimes I eat s serving twice a day. And today, I decided that eating more fruits and veggies (and skipping the 2 pts. of chips) was a good idea. After all, I like fruits and veggies. I already eat five to nine servings per day. I’ll eat them more often from now on because while it’s okay to have things I want in moderation, I don’t have to have them every single time I want them. Cravings pass when you let them.
- Another plan of attack (on these unwanted pounds) is to shock my body. I’ve been doing 50 minutes of medium impact cardio per day, and a few days this week I did 80 minutes. Today I did 65 minutes. This weekend, I may do less cardio, but I’ll workout at a higher intensity. That seems to be when I see the biggest drops on the scale. And let’s not forget my functional training (working small muscles in with the bigger muscles during strength training.)
- I plan to eat at home more over the next several weeks. I’ve gotten better at this, but again..there’s still a lot of room for improvement. The fact is that when I’m eating at home I weigh and measure – and I know exactly what is in the food I’ve prepared. When I go out I try to make healthy choices. I choose broiled pork chops and turnips or boneless, skinless chicken breast with roasted potatoes and broccoli. But I can’t really know if butter and/or oil is used to prepare it. And though I’m pretty good at eye balling it now, I can’t really know exactly what I’m eating. So eating at home more often is a good idea because I like the foods I make and I know what I’m eating
I practice all of this already. I just want to press a little harder because I know I can. And it would be so awesome to say I lost 100 pounds in my first year. So I’m giving it my best effort, and if I continue to do that (as I have 97% of the last several months) that will be good enough regardless of the number on the scale on April 1.
But I think I can reach this milestone by 4/1. I’m going to try, and I hope that you’ll wish me luck. Because with a little luck and a lot of diligence I’m going to reach this milestone. And it’s a win-win because even if I don’t reach it on April 1, I know I’ll reach it soon after. And I’m ready to crack down on the next 100 pounds!