Well, it’s been kind of a mixed bag sort of week. On the upside, I was relatively good with eating better and working out. On the downside, my dog Clarke is starting to fall apart, it seems.
|LOOK AT THAT FACE! He’s lucky he’s so damn cute|
So, let’s talk about my dog (it’s my blog, I can do whatever I want…). He had been limping around lately, and we were kind of hoping that by keeping him less active that it’d just start getting better all on it’s own. Well, that didn’t happen (of course) and so, Clarke had yet another vet appointment where my fear was realized: he has a torn ACL.
(yes, Clarke is just an incredibly cute walking vet bill)
The vet is hopeful that we can rehabilitate him without surgery — which sounds awesome to me, since that procedure runs into the thousands of dollars — but we have to keep him from completely blowing it up, which is not as easy as it sounds. Despite the fact that he’s limping around, all you have to do is hint at a treat or ring the doorbell or be a squirrel and off he goes, leg be damned.
Anyway, time for the weekly recap:
About the same. Everything is being kind of stubborn at the moment, but I keep telling myself to focus simply on what I have control over — and that would NOT be my weight or measurements. The results will come.
WOOT! Not only hit all of my workouts, but didn’t end the week trying to play catch-up. I did a good job at looking at my schedule and figuring everything out beforehand. Feels good to have gotten everything in.
This week started a new habit — fitness media fast. To be honest, I haven’t been following this to the letter, though I have been making an effort to avoid my normal fitness stopping places on the interwebz.
This week I did this only 3 days, but even that helped. Need to get this going throughout the workweek, for sure.
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