Sunday, November 22, 2015
I'm so excited for the winter challenge for my Biggest Loser team!! I didn't do too well on the Fall one, but am positive I'm going to do great for this one, and am going to give it my all! Plus, I have my Fitbit now to track everything and keep me motivated! Leaders already have a pre-challenge challenge going, and I LOVE it! My goal is, despite the holidays, lose 20 pounds. I know, I said I wasn't going to put a number on it, but I SO want to lose that over the course of the winter challenge! I used to be that person that lost weight instead of gaining it over the holidays, I want that this year!
I'm trying to get in more cardio. Since my calves keep cramping, it can be difficult. I only got 30 minutes yesterday because of the cramping, it was too much. I'm going to start stretching it periodically throughout the day to see if that helps. I'm still doing burpees. Burpees are hard, my stomach gets in the way. I'm still only doing 4 burpees (30 seconds) I've not bumped it up yet because this is still challenging me. I'm starting the 7 day bootcamp thing today, that will be my strength training. I'm still going to do my burpees and my crunches daily too.
After I do my 'boot camp' video I'll set the kids up for yoga with Cosmic Kids, since my laptop will be set up for it. :) I think it will help motivate them to get up and going more. I'm going to start walking around the neighborhood again and am going to get them to go with me. They want to do the bubble run and color run with me next year so they need to start training with me now. I hope that the rain stays away for a bit so that we can get some walking in and maybe go to the track at the park.
I hate talking weight loss with family. They know my failures and think I'll fail at this too. I'm going to stop talking weight loss with them, unless they ask. I know I can do it this time. My mental state is in the right place, I have the motivation, and when that flags I will persevere. I know I've tried and failed, but I've been using the wrong tactics and I've not had the right mind-set (or I was so motivated I overdid it and crashed). This time I'm going to slowly build how much cardio I'm doing, not just jump in and go crazy with the exercise. I'm going to work on portion sizes, not eliminating foods (though I will be cutting way down on things like cheese and sugars). I'm setting reasonable goals and with my fitbit to motivate me to move more throughout the day I'm not just moving during workout time. I can see how many calories I've burned and how many more I need to burn. So many neat things to keep me going.