In my goal for weightloss/toning and firming, I've checked a couple websites to get an idea of what my recommended calorie intake was and adjusted my FitBit app to reflect that and even checked to see what weight I'm "supposed" to weigh to have sort of a guideline/goal weight.
"......keep in mind this general rule of thumb: ladies, don't go below 1200 calories and guys, don't go below 1800 calories a day. Your body burns up most of its daily calories just by keeping your body alive -- even while you're alseep! It needs fuel (calories) to do this."
"An average woman needs to eat about 2000 calories per day to maintain, and 1500 calories to lose one pound of weight per week. An average man needs 2500 calories to maintain, and 2000 to lose one pound of weight per week.
However, this depends on numerous factors. These include age, height, current weight, activity levels, metabolic health and several others."
So, with my "research" I've dropped my Fitbit to register 1500 calories as a goal. I'm inputing what I eat and drink to Fitbit and documenting my exercises as best as I can.
Monday, June 6th:
Day 2 of 30 Day Challenge.
30 minutes of Yoga while dodging Zoe and McKayla. Should count for double :-D
Tuesday, June 7th:
Had to work late and by the time I got home and ate, I wasn't feeling much in the way of Yoga. BUT, I did do a little exercise in the form of cleaning.
Wednesday, June 8th:
Sheesh. I'm failing miserably at this Fitness deal and this is just the first week in. :-\
Excuse for today: This week is VBS and yesterday, McKayla asked God into her heart!!! So, tonight was a class showing the parents what the kids had heard and seen and giving us help (If needed) with discussing it with our children and explaining a bit about what baptism meant. Then we needed to eat and then it was time for bed.
Thursday, June 9th:
I didn't think I'd make it to Zumba today b/c clients had a dentist appt and we got back to their house late, which put me behind. After rushing home to change, grab McKayla and stop at the bank, I ended up being about 15 minutes late but I DID IT! About 45 minutes of Zumba (still sweating and fumbling everywhere LOL). Then, we headed to church for a Family Night of Baptism, food, fellowship and 2 hours of chasing McKayla and my niece as they ran from inflatable water slide to the next. I was exhausted by the time I got home at 9pm.
Friday, June 10th:
Once again, no Yoga or any real exercise.
While I'm a little frustrated in myself for not doing Yoga every night, I'm not going to beat myself up or get discouraged. Exercise, of any form, is only half the battle. There needs to be healthy eating in what you eat, how much you eat and when you eat. I'm making a more conscious effort in watching all of that. I'm paying more attention to calorie intake, the amount I eat (which honestly isn't all that much.....I do NOT get my money's worth at all-you-can-eat-buffets) by listening to my body and no matter how good the food tastes, if I'm full, I stop, usually BEFORE I hit that stuffed feeling.
I refuse to drive myself insane. I refuse to get to the point that if I'm not seeing any results, to not get discouraged. I refuse to let ANY of this consume my life. If I consume more calories than I burn, if I gain weight instead of losing, if I don't see a change, I will NOT get discouraged. I will continue and I WILL succeed.