I need some more original blog titles so watch for them to start changing up!
July 16, 2010
- Brown Rice, EB, Parma
- Lentil Hummus and Mary’s Gone Crackers
- Missy’s Split Pea Soup (yum) from my freezer (gotta love healthy freezer meals when you don’t have time to cook!)
- Leftover salad and a few nuts
Today I woke up again with a headache. It went away soon after but I think it is from my C1 and I need to focus more on my sleep positions again. I will work on that. C1 is the top vertebrae and it floats. I have had to have it adjusted before and know when it is out of whack. I usually experience it when I use too much fluff under my head. Last night I inadvertently slept with two pillows instead of one (I was so tired when I went to bed I didn’t move them as usual).
Based on the Fitness assessment last night I realize just how far I have to go to reach my goals. I spent the next two hours last night in deep and serious thought about what I want from my life health and fitness wise, and why. I know that my WHY has to be big enough to take things to the next level. I have come very, very far and have had some very big WHYs. Getting off of medication is huge. Wanting to not be winded walking up stairs is big. Dropping a few dress sizes is nice and gets some good compliments. Now that I am looking and feeling better, getting stronger, and am prescription-free I have lost a few of my WHYs. Granted, I don’t want to go BACK there (I gain that WHY) but I still really need to re-group. I have reached the stage where in the past I got comfortable and slowed down.
This weekend is my new WHY weekend. I have lots of work to do, don’t get me wrong. It will not be about WHY all weekend, but it is the weekend I come out on the other side with new focus, goals, and a concrete plan to take things to the next level. A level I have never attained before. A fitness level I have never had before in my life: measurable fitness. Things like
- 30 real push-ups
- running a 5K
- VO2 max of 36-37
- measurably increased strength and flexibility based on my fitness test
- increased BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) of 2000-2200
- decreased body fat percentage to around 20%
Hard-core results take real planning and hard-core work. I am committed to take this to the next level and before I turn 41 be in the best shape of my life. I am halfway there. I have 157 days which is 22 weeks to reach my goals. This is more than possible, it will be done.
Back to food: I was busy and go off schedule with meals. I also forgot my shaker and had to skip my shake. I will make sure I get it in over the weekend. I am thrilled to have a little down time this weekend, on my own, to work, workout, and sort out exactly how to attack the next month so that I can achieve all of my goals. Joy!