Sunday Funday: Week 37 Review

This weekend has been a wonderful vacation from the cruddy weather that we’ve been having for oh-so-long now.  It hasn’t been particularly warm — perhaps mid 50’s — but sunny and nice enough to be outside without wanting to shake my fist and curse at Mother Nature for being so cruel.  So, there’s that.

And doggie drama-wise it’s been a quiet week (I didn’t this was possible anymore)… Clarke is limping around less, and the two dogs haven’t been sniping at each other much at all, either.  Of course, Clarke feeling better is both a good and bad thing — he’s much more likely to go running or want to play, which is still strictly verboten.

As far as I go, things are moving along.  It was another LE milestone weekend — measurements, photos and caliper body fat testing.  Oh, joy.  Coming up to the end of the year, which is entirely too weird to even think about — the next big measurement weekend will be the last one, I think.

And on another front, I’ve signed up to be on a team for the Whole Life Challenge — I vacillate between thinking this is going to be the best thing ever and wondering what the hell I was thinking. There’ll be another blog post in the near future about this — I think the 8 weeks I’ll spend doing this is going to have a big impact on me.

Measurements
Again, about the same as last week, though the week was one of going up and then coming down in time for the weekend. I’ve been doing fairly well with trying to keep things in line, so I was a little surprised not to see the numbers move downward.  So – weight and measurements are approximately the same.  The body fat measurement, unfortunately, went up from last time, back to what it was in October — with the weeks of studying, walking boot and complete lack of control, this was not unexpected. More work to be done, that’s all.

Workouts
Another week of 100% completion! Feeling good about it all, I have to say. This is week 3 in the books towards getting my dual monitors! And I’m really looking forward to the day when it’s nice enough to run outside without having to think about how many layers of clothing I’ll need to wear.  

Habits
This completes the second week of the fitness media fast. Like I’ve said, I haven’t been paying too much attention to this, so I’ll be looking forward to a new habit tomorrow.

Intermittent Fasting
This remains the best weapon in my arsenal, I just need to do it more consistently.

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
Weeks 36-37: Fitness media fast