Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A huge apology.  I've got to many shoes I'm trying to wear all at one time and I haven't been a good leader on this challenge.  My parents were in town for a few days, Sam got baptized, I got asked to go to Girls Camp two weeks ago as a Level Leader and I'm in charge or organizing our Pack for Cub Camp.  I also spent time while my parents were hear tying to help with details on a wedding and family reunion. 

After a 3 hour meeting for girls camp I ended up going to Cub Camp last night, although it was not my day to go. Girls Camp starts on Monday...I'm not ready.  I'm trying to wear to many shoes at one time.

So YES!  Let's start Thursday and End on July 3rd!  That is 14 days. 

My goals will be to 1) Write my food intake 2) Drink lots of water 3)Don't eat after 8pm.  This will be very hard for me since I will be at girls camp but it will help get me started on some goals I've been struggling with.

If someone wants to be in charge of starting another one after the third for two weeks that will be great.  I'm headed to CA for my sisters wedding and a family reunion my parents are in charge of with 76 of my wonderful family.  I will have no cell service the week that I am there.  I will be back on Sunday night the 14th....actually we are taking the red eye.

Best of luck to all of you in this next round!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Begin Again?

I propose we start again this Thursday, and go through July 3rd.  Then start again on Monday July, 8th and go through Saturday, July 20th.  

All in favor say Aye?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Fat vs. Muscle (aka Don't get discouraged Mindy!)

No Yadda, Yadda, Yadda, Mindy.  There's a HUGE different in the amount of space fat takes up in one's body versus lean muscle.  Check out these two pictures.  I especially love the apple = muscle vs. marshmallows = fat analogy.  How do your clothes fit?  Don't compete with Matt; that's like comparing apples to oranges.  I bet 100 marshmallows that your clothes fit differently and certain parts jiggle less, if at all.  

Let's aim to BE STRONG, FAST, and to GO THE DISTANCE and not aim to just be skinny.

My Points

Ok, thirteen days at 30 points a day for a possible 390 points. I missed my water intake goal two days, so my total is 370.

I think what helped me with calories is adopting the "range" mentality. Most days I was below the bottom of my range, but when we ate out or had a dinner that was difficult to calculate, I felt more comfortable having a range.  It made the process less tedious.  

The app I use calculates your calorie limit based on the program you choose- maintain, lose .5 lb a week, lose 1 lb a week , lose 1.5 lbs a week, etc.  I based my range on the limits it gave me when I chose the 1 lb a week program and the 1.5 lbs a week program.  Does that make sense?

So how did you all do? 

First 5k!

That's me is florescent yellow, alll sweaty, with a medal around my neck!

So, my first 5k was two Sundays ago and it was both difficult and fun.  Difficult because I had a stitch in my lung for the first 2 miles (I think because in my excitement I forgot to breathe properly at the beginning).  Fun because I did it with two friends both of whom are over five years younger than me and also because my sweet husband and children cheered me on at mile 1, mile 2 and even at the finish line where I was met with a bouquet of flowers!

My goal was to run the whole thing without stopping, to not finish last, and to run close to 30 minutes.  I did all three.  I listened to music the whole time so that I could pace myself and, according to my music, I ran it in about 33 minutes and 17 seconds.  So, my new goal is to run my next 5k in under 30 minutes!

I have in my hot little hand about 6 flyers for upcoming races.  I plan to do a 1 mile dash with my 12.5 year old soon and another 5k in July and another again in August.  I am amazed that I can do this because of my asthma, my parachuting knee injury and because of the aches and pains that come as I get older.  But I'm doing it and I'm proud of myself for doing it.

Now, about that hydration thing.  My score for the two weeks was 185 out of a possible 420.  I only hydrated sufficiently 2 times, exercised 10, F&Vs 11.  Clearly,  I have some headway to make with hydration.  I would clearly make hydration my hardest again the next go round.