Sunday Funday: Week 28 Review

My class is over, but I have to admit — I probably spent too much time “recovering” (meaning, not working out, not posting here, not doing anything productive).  But – I’m back!  Aren’t you happy?

I’m studying for my first exam (which is this coming Saturday) and assuming that goes well, I’ll schedule out the second and third.  I’m having a hard time cracking the books, but I’ve been pushing myself to anyway.  It’ll be over soon, right?

Measurements
About the same as last week.  Again – with what I’ve been doing (ie nothing), I’m pretty happy with that.  I was up during the middle of the week, and brought it down by the weekend, so I’m headed in the right direction.  I’m as low as I’ve been for about a year, which feels pretty good.

Workouts
Um, yea.  So, I kinda dropped the ball on this one.  Monday and Tuesday I just couldn’t wake up early enough before class to get it done.  Wednesday was a crazy day back at work.  And Thursday and Friday?  No excuse really, other than I didn’t wanna do it.  But – tough strength training session yesterday (holy schnikey am I sore today!) and an hour on the treadmill today.  And I was peer-pressured into signing up for a half marathon on Labor Day weekend, so I suppose that means I ought to start training one of these days.

Habits
So, I missed New Habit Monday.  That’s probably okay because I’ve been absolutely terrible at getting it done.  The habit is to have a lean protein and a vegetable at EVERY meal. Unless Pop-Tarts (actually, Trader Joe’s organic equivalent) have chicken and broccoli in them, I’m pretty well sunk before I’ve barely even begun the day.  This is one of those “just for two weeks” habits to get you out of your comfort zone and experiment with getting more good stuff into your diet.  So far, it’s not working for me, but that’s because I’ve spent exactly 0% effort into making it happen.

Intermittent Fasting
This has been my saving grace throughout this time, I’m pretty sure.  I simply eat less (even though it’s not like I’m starving myself by any means).  It might not be for everyone, but it works for me.

Habit Log
Weeks 1-2: Fish oil and probiotic
Weeks 3-4: Eating slowly
Weeks 5-6: Stop eating at 80% full
Weeks 7-8: Lean protein with every meal
Weeks 9-10: 5 servings of vegetables a day
Weeks 11-12: Make smart carb choices
Weeks 13-14: Plan Meals
Weeks 15-16: Log all food
Weeks 17-18: Create a sleep ritual
Weeks 19-20: Drink only zero calorie beverages
Weeks 21-22: Use targeted recovery strategies
Weeks 23-24: Eat only whole foods
Week 25: No new habits (work on the previous ones)
Weeks 26-27: A little more, a little better

Week 28:  Lean protein and vegetables with every meal

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