throwing in the towel

As of yesterday morning I was ready to quit the Health Holidays Challenge.  After week 1 of the challenge I had gained .4 pounds.  This really had my panties in a bunch since I am down to the wire when it comes to getting in shape for the wedding.  While I enjoyed taking part in Angela's challenge I felt like it wasn't challenging me enough.  I already log my food everyday and I need more then 10 minutes of exercise if I'm going to lose 10 pounds.  I felt like the challenge was giving me an excuse to slack off, as in "oh, I only need to do the mini circuit today, I'll skip the gym and do it at home."

I went as far as to create a new spreadsheet with goals for the month like I'm used to.  The plan was to have less then 20 meals out this month (which I'm already at 14), 64oz of water a day, meet myfitness pal calorie goal each day, 305 fitness minutes for the month (approximately 45 min a day 5 days a week) and 250,000 steps for the month (10,000 steps a day for 25 days).  This is how I'm doing in relation to this plan:
But as the day wore on and I got updates on my phone from the Facebook group I decided I didn't want to bail.  I like having this group of people that are attempting to achieve similar goals to mine.  Now I know there's a lot of other people out there on the same/similar journeys but these people are talking to me about it.  So, I've changed my tune.  I'm not quitting Angela's challenge but I'm not giving up my new goals either.  I'm going to make them work together!

As for W2D1, I did well!
  • Water: 64 oz check!
  • Healthy Eats: 746 calories left!
  • Exercise: 20 minutes on the elliptical & 35 minutes with my trainer!
  • Weekly Focus - 10 Minutes A Day: check
  • Daily Challenge - Flush the Sodium: 76 total oz drank!
Plus my other goals:
  • meals out = zero!
  • steps = 10,022!
Even though I'm not posting a recap of my day I had to share the pork roast Joe made for dinner!  It had pears & oranges, so yummy!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I agree the challenge isn't hard enough for you but I have to take into account everyone in the group (one girl has a broken foot!). That is why I made everyone make personal goals! (Like your chart here!)

    It is a lot of fun having people there to chat with and support you too. They are mostly people from another group I am in. Now you know what I mean when I'm talking about my fitness group on Facebook!