The last couple of months have been pretty tough for me. It is never easy to come to terms with weight gain. It often feels like I am starting all over again. Of course that is not the case – I have maintained a lot of muscle, my fitness has not declined excessively, and … it is never too late to make changes. Determination, strength, perseverence. I don’t quit.
So I am loving the fact that it is November. I am … READY for it.
Now that I have more time, it is time to really focus on nutrition, while maintaining exercise. The facts are really pointing to weight loss being 80% nutrition, maybe even 90%. And the last little 10-20% being exercise. So, I got that 10-20%. I will exercise.
Throughout November (and the beginning of December), I will continue to exercise with the following goals:
+ Continue with the P90x routine. That a means maximum of one day rest per week.
+ Burn a minimum of 2100 calories per day. (I think the best way to reach this goal is to monitor my calories over the next week or so, because a change in routine means my activity level will surely change, and I am not sure what my BMR will look like. I am thinking that if my burn has been low, an evening walk after dinner will help).
But what about that all important nutrition?
+ Start logging my intake again. With as much accuracy as possible.
+ Keeping my calories consumed under 1500, which means a minimum deficit of 500 calories per day.
This may be difficult now that I am moving toward ‘holiday mode’, but I want to try my best. During the week, 100% no excuses. But I do want to save one meal per week, (not a cheat meal), but a chance to eat out and enjoy myself without feeling guilty.
And of course,
+ To monitor my progress, weekly measurements and weighing.