Thursday, January 23, 2014

Intense Accountability

The first step in recovery is admitting that you have a problem, right? Well, I have a problem. I am losing my "new year motivation".

It's okay, though. Thankfully, I have some new motivation. I am going on a cruise in 15 days. I am going out on a limb and going to say that I want to lose 7 pounds in 15 days. That's 3.5 lbs. a week. It's a very aggressive goal (especially since I am back up to my new year weight of 234 lbs.) but I am going to hold myself to intense accountability these next 15 days.

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It's going to be a lot of work to keep up with what I have in mind, but it's only 15 days. I can do it for 15 days!

So, here's what I have in mind:

On top of sticking to my weekly dinner and exercise plans, I want to also keep track of every single thing that goes into my mouth. Tracking nutrition is something I do most of the time, but not all of the time. That's going to change these next 15 days!

These next 15 days, I am also going to update you with the total number of calories I am eating and working off through exercise per day. I am also going to tell you exactly what I ate, and exactly what I did for my workout each day.

To lay it out in list form, here's what my goals for the next 15 days look like alongside my goals for January:
  1. Take vitamins daily
  2. Log into Healthy Habits e-course daily (http://www.myknowledgegenie.com/HealthyHabits2014)
  3. Make meal and exercise plans weekly
  4. Weigh-in weekly with photos for accountability
  5. Track nutrition daily
  6. Share calories in and calories out daily
  7. List everything consumed daily
I know the short list (numbers 1-4) was already quite a challenge for me, so you may be wondering if adding more to the list is really going to help. I'm not sure myself, but I am going to give it a try. If I think of this as an "intense" challenge, and understand that it's only for 15 days, I may better my odds of success here. We'll soon find out!

1 comment:

  1. U go girl!!! U can do this!!! Dont give up!!!! Keep up the good work!!!Xo, Leiza S.

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