Saturday, January 21, 2012
Hard work. Dedication.
Today marks 20 straight days of working out! 20!
20 days. And I feel great. Stronger. Prouder. Heart healthier.
In the past 20 days, I have burned 14 000 calories by exercising. Some of those earned calories I have eaten, some of them I have not.
With the exception of 'treat Fridays' (I don't count my calories on Friday nights), I have logged every snack, meal, and glass of water on myfitnesspal.
The reason I don't log Friday nights is to give myself a break from the madness of weighing, measuring and tracking. I also use that night to indulge a little bit. Maybe fulfill a craving I've been having all week. Sometimes that treat is Subway, sometimes it is pizza. But it is never a total knock-em-down-and-shovel-it-in-hand-over-fist-feast.
I have started taking a B complex vitamin to boost energy and metabolism, reduce the stress that I am sure I was placing on myself to get this weight off and also to replenish what I am probably losing by all this working out.
I took some flack for this 30-day challenge of mine. So I have promised some wise friends in the weight management and personal training profession that I will have some active rest days in there. As much as it annoys me to slow it down and take it easy for a day here and there, I understand the need for it and I have begrudgingly agreed to do it.
Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits. ~Robert Brault
I hope that you are awesome!