Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday Update

Just realized I didn't post at all over the weekend - busy and active!

On Friday's post I mentioned feeling like I wanted to hybernate and S.A.D.  I actually love the fall and working out in cold weather is much easier for me than in the heat.  I am very sensitive to lack of light, but don't think I have full blown S.A.D.  I've had a light box for years but don't use it much.  And I've been taking Vit D for months.

I think the problem last week was we had beautiful sunny warm weather up 'til Wed, then somebody "flipped the switch" and Thurs/Fri was cold, cloudy, rainy.  It was the abrupt change that I didn't anticpate that knocked me abit off track for a couple of days until I gave myself (and ya'll with your comments) a swift kick in the keester..

I find the best way to combat low energy (at any time of the year) is to:
#1.GET MOVING.  Especially outside in the sun.  (DUH)
#2.STAY AWAY from the refined carbs/salty/greasy foods and
#3 DON'T OVEREAT  (Double DUH)

All three great ideas but something I struggle with year 'round or I wouldn't be 70 lbs overweight. Which leads me to the great Hot 100 Challenge from South Beach Steve to keep us all motivated thru the end of the year.  Was meeting my goals until things went off track for a couple of days.

Hot 100 Goals:
  • Walk, exercise, work out at least 5 X a week 30-60 minutes. Total of at least 300 minutes per week - 320 hours but worked out only 3 X.  Need more consistency during the week.
  • Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies every day
    Made it 4 out of 7 days
  • Track calories with my electronic calorie counter.
    Well put it in my purse and re-read the instructions

    Limit Diet Coke to weekends only and no more than 2 per day
  • Did well until my "weekend" started in on Thursday.....grrrrr
  • Pump plastic ( I need some new dumb bells!) 2 X per week
  • Lifted logs not plastic X 2 this week
  • Rest of goals are longer term
Need to refocus this week.  Did make sure I got in a short workout after work and before the family arrived to watch Monday Night Football.  Lots of Viking fans in this family!



    1. My mood has been a little weird with the changing of the weather too. I usually really like when it gets cooler, but it just turned so much cooler than normal earlier. I wasn't ready for that.

      Here's to refocusing!

    2. That weather you had hit us yesterday! Temps dropped overnight, cool and rainy. I had to wear a long sleeved shirt.

      Looks like you did pretty good with your goals. You are getting closer and closer to Onederland!! Just the thought of being under 200 makes me giddy. Have a good week and keep up the good work.

    3. loving #1 & #3: Get moving and don't overeat! I think that needs to become my new motto :)

      If it makes you feel any better, I've been trying to find my focus with the weather shift too. But one thing's for sure, we're both going to get it done, and the weather can stick it where the sun don't shine :)

    4. Getting the counter in your purse and rereading the instructions MUST count for something lol!

      Just keep trucking girl, you'll get there.

    5. Hey Doc -- Bop over to my blog and pick up your well-deserved award!

    6. 320 hours? Wow, that is a lot! j/k :-) It looks like you did pretty good. Just remember, next week can be teh week you hit them all.