Sunday Funday: Week 35 Review

35 weeks down.  It’s really difficult for me to believe it — I don’t know that I’ve ever kept track of time for this long (you know what I mean, right?).  Maybe it’s just that I’ve never stuck with one thing for this long, though, of course, the 35 weeks have been filled with varying degrees of commitment.

But anyway – I’m getting back into things and my Lean Eating life is back moving in the right direction.  I’m hitting the gym, pounding the pavement and putting down the donuts — not always easy, but I’m making better decisions today than I did yesterday.

Measurements
Weight is down, measurements are stubbornly static. I’m not worried about it, though — that’ll come.  These are the things that I don’t have control over.  As long as I take care of what I do have control over — eating right, working out — these results will show up soon enough.

Workouts
Nailed it! Schedule was a bit wonky because I got lazy on a few days, but I got everything in.  So – one week down in my quest to get myself a dual monitor setup. It wasn’t as easy as I would have wanted it to be — some days required a whole lot of oomph to get me downstairs — but given some time, that should get better.

Habits
Still doing the 5 minute body scan every day.  I enjoy it — kind of a way to check in with my body and emotions without attaching too much significance to it.  Almost a detached overview of how the systems are functioning.

Intermittent Fasting
Did this two days this week, and for two days this week I didn’t snack after dinner. Which is kind of the point — when I’m eating at night there’s almost never a reason for it.

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
Weeks 28-29: Lean protein and vegetables with every meal
Weeks 30-31: Stop eating at 80% full (an encore presentation)
Weeks 32-33: Modify carb intake
Weeks 34-35: Do a 5-minute body/mind scan every day

I can’t help it — I absolutely love this

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