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Today starts another 21-Day Challenge group on Facebook.
During the last three weeks, I made a few changes to my workout regime and cleaned up my eating quite a bit. Though I ended up gaining a few pounds, I felt stronger, more tone, and more mindful about my choices each day.
In other words, I achieved a lot of “NSVs” – “non-scale victories.”
My goals for this challenge are:
Continue making a schedule of my workouts and meal plans.
I think when it comes to creating short-term goals, I’m not creating goals as much as I am creating habits.
My morning workout has become a non-negotiable because it’s been on my schedule as an appointment with myself. (Google Calendar is GREAT for planning out your week!) I’m less impulsive at the grocery store when I have a list to refer to because I’ve planned out all my meals. I’m slowly re-training my brain by following a schedule that I create with myself over the weekend.
Collect other data besides my weight.
I want to compare measurements between now and three weeks from now. I want to be able to track how much more weight I’m lifting in 21 days. I want more qualitative data recorded about how I’m feeling at the end of each day. If the past 3 weeks have taught me anything, it’s to not place so much emphasis on a stupid scale.
Use MyFitnessPal to log all my meals.
I think it’d be helpful to know that I’m keeping my calorie count in check. But, more importantly, I like the idea of keeping a log just to have record of what foods trigger my energy slumps and what contributes to my more active days.
I’m hoping to make these three small changes over the next 21 days. I think by choosing a few, smaller things I want to focus on, the whole process of “losing weight” seems a lot less daunting.
Questions of the Day:
- Do you have any short-term (or long-term) health and fitness goals?