Due to inclement holiday eating, I have decided today is my official “Day 1” of getting on a more healthy track.
And in order to do that, I’m utilizing a Christmas gift from one of my best friends to make a Health Journal slash Food Log for the New Year.
I did watch my food intake a little bit better yesterday since it was Sunday which is the real first day of the week; however, I couldn’t not help but have a few more holiday goods in the comfort of my mother’s home (and my childhood home) before heading back to reality.
I also weighed in between 156 and 157 pounds which is not only five pounds above holiday weight but nearly 15 pounds above my weight last December.. Granted last week I weighed 149 so for all of you feeling guilty about holiday eating out there give it a couple days of normalcy.
So, without further ado and with the acknowledgement that weight is clearly not a true measurement of health, my status:
Progress Pics: Front and side, December 2015.
Starting weight (SW): 156.5
Current weight (CW): 152.6
Goal weight (GW): 141
The main goal here is the watch my diet mainly by controlling portions and the urge to binge ALL. THE. TIME.
If I’m being honest, I’m a fairly decent eater on my own. I exercise – running and CrossFit, and the occasional swim. My running has taken a turn for the worst. I feel stronger thanks to CrossFit but the results are minimally visible. And I’m blaming diet.
And I should! We have all read that getting in shape and maintaining fitness is 20 percent in the gym and 80 percent what you eat.
In addition to my weight goal, I have three fitness-related goals for the New Year:
- Be able to front and back squat my body weight.
- Run another half marathon (and possibly a full!).
- Stop drinking.
I would like to achieve goals 1 and 2 by the end of 2016 and begin goal 3 starting as soon as the ball drops.
Which means I need to drink 1.5 bottles of wine that are sitting on my kitchen counter by Thursday.
And that’s The Way of Fit.
Food Log, 12/28:
Breakfast – Oatmeal with blueberries and a spoonful of PB, coffee with Splenda
Lunch – Turkey wrap on whole wheat tortilla with spinach, tomato, and mustard; grapes; 1 piece of Ferrero Rocher chocolate
Snack – Banana, coffee – black; oatmeal (instant this time)
Dinner – 1 egg over medium on top of 1/2 can of tuna mixed with 1/2 a diced avocado
Night – You guessed it… A glass of red wine.