Sunday Funday: Week 39 Review

Ah, yes.  Another long absence on my part.  Sorry about that.  Last weekend turned into a work cluster, with a 20-hour day in the middle of it, and it took me almost a full week to recover from it (okay, not really, but it felt like it).

While nutrition-wise it wasn’t the worst week, it took me the majority of the time to get my butt back to working out.  And with the all-nighter on Saturday, I missed — BY ONE WORKOUT — completing my 4-week challenge to get my dual monitors.  *sigh*  Back to the beginning…

Anyway – Happy Easter, everyone. This will be short since I have to wrangle up the dogs and get over to the Easter celebration at my parents’ house.

Measurements
All slightly higher.  Disappointing, to say the least.  This needs to change.

Workouts
Better towards the end of the week, capping off with a 4-mile run-type thing this morning.  Next week, totally back on track, promise.

Habits
The new habit is 20 minutes of de-stressing per day.  While meditation is what they’re going for, any time spent without distraction counts.  Basically, just sitting and not having TV, music, books, computer, people, etc around to pull your focus away from just being.  I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to do this, and I like it.  Nothing life-altering, but there is a sense of calm to achieve when you stop everything.

Intermittent Fasting
Only did this on 2 days, though I was better about not eating at night after dinner. When it doesn’t happen for me, it’s almost always that I don’t wait long enough to have breakfast.

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

Weeks 38-39: 20 minutes of de-stressing every day