ants on a log

Week One: A Few Missteps!

My goals and progress on the past week’s goals:

  • Try a new vegetable (I chose celery, which I will try via “ants on a log.” Traci said that I could be generous with both the ants and peanut butter at first!) Did it, but only because Traci made me do it at today’s meeting. Not a bad taste, just not digging the crunch!
  • Do two elliptical days at levels two, three and four for 30 minutes above 130 spm. Did it twice, but did it two 15-minutes at a time.
  • Eat one cup of leafy greens four days this week. Didn’t quite hit the mark on this one!
  • Increase bean consumption outside of taco soup. That one either.
  • Exercise six days How about seven?! Ah, the power of a pedometer!
  • Help someone at the City who is just getting started on the program by making an extra portion of something I cook and sharing it with them. MEANT to do this…

I’m not making excuses, but it was a crazy week. Duchess, my cat, was diagnosed with cancer. I increased my gym time by another 30 minutes to get those steps up. I have a huge project at work and have been working a little later. Just not a great week for planning…

Goals for This Week

  • Do two elliptical days at levels two and three  above 130 spm for 30 minutes straight.
  • Eat one cup of leafy greens four days this week
  • Make two different dishes, including quinoa.
  • Help someone at the City who is just getting started on the program by making an extra portion of something I cook and sharing it with them

 

The Last Twelve Weeks Start Today

Yep, doing another 12 weeks at Doctors Wellness Center.

My boss, Robert, thinks I’m remedial, LOL. He says I need to go out on my own now. I told him that I had just bought a size eight shirt – something is working, and I don’t want to mess it up!

Actually, I’d planned on continuing with training twice a week, but cut back seeing Traci. But paying for two weekly training sessions ala carte for 12 weeks was a little more $ than the 12-week package that includes Traci once a week and training twice a week. And since I haven’t quite yet mastered veggies, I figured I had nothing to lose. Oh, except that last 5-8 lbs.

So Traci and I met Tuesday and talked about my goals for the next 12 weeks. Her goal for me is simple – to finally conquer vegetables. My goals are to get to my goal weight, get physically stronger and leaner, find another standby besides taco soup and develop a “week in a day”-type set of menus (ala Rachael Ray)  for my way of eating, which I describe as cautiously clean.

For the coming week, my goals from Traci are:

  • Try a new vegetable (I chose celery, which I will try via “ants on a log.” Traci said that I could be generous with both the ants and peanut butter at first!)
  • Do two elliptical days at levels two, three and four for 30 minutes above 130 spm
  • Eat one cup of leafy greens four days this week
  • Increase bean consumption outside of taco soup
  • Exercise six days
  • Help someone at the City who is just getting started on the program by making an extra portion of something I cook and sharing it with them