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Let's Not Make Excuses

Wednesday, October 30, 2013



Week 2 loss: -.8
Total BLC23 Loss: -4.9
Weekly Fitness Minutes: 520
Weekly Calorie Differential: -4763

Tomorrow is Halloween and the start of the fall holiday season. It would be easy to use the holidays as an excuse to go off plan. There is junk food all over my office (and that temptation will be there through the end of the year). There are parties, shopping, get-togethers and other activities that can take my focus away from that exercise that I need. So, this year, I'm planning to not let any of the holidays be an excuse for going off plan.

I was a little short of my 600 fitness minutes goal. I think 90 minutes a day with one day at 30 - 60 minutes is pretty much my limit (I say that but am planning to go to a 2 hours Zumba-thon on Saturday). 600 minutes might be a little high for my schedule. I am plenty happy hitting that 500 minutes a week mark.

I also did not quite make my 1 pound loss mark. That said, I am thrilled to still see the numbers going down on the scale right now because this is usually the weight I get stuck at. Those ounces are going to add up!

Here is my plan for week 6 of BLC (man, halfway through already).

1. 500 fitness minutes. I am loving my fitness classes at the gym. The instructor and I are becoming great friends too!!

2. Stay out of the junk food around the office. This is going to be accomplished by having more healthy options readily available. If I'm wanting some of that Halloween candy, I commit to reaching for a piece of fruit or going for a short walk outside first.

3. Work on planning my meals better. I feel like lately my meals have been thought up on the fly and this always makes for some interesting choices that are not the best.

4. Lose that pound! I'm going to really push this week for that one pound loss that I didn't get last week.


How are you going to handle the holidays?
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  • 75HEALTHYME
    You CAN make your healthier choices ... one choice at a time... and reach your goals. The point where you rarely have to make conscience choices because most of the time your healthier habits will be making the right choices automatically.
    You can do it !!!
    Audra
    2828 days ago
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