NUTRITION WISE: I am still using the Lose It app. I am tracking my calorie intake the best that I can. I am entering in everything I eat. Sometimes this is a challenge if the particular food isn't in the database or if it is a recipe, which is often the case. I will usually get online and do the best I can to calculate the calories in my recipe through calorie calculators online. Last week I had to eat a couple meals out, which always packs in the calories, but I tried to offset it in the gym. I haven't gone over my daily budget of calories but once and that was at the beginning. I am being diligent, borderline obsessive, in tracking this stuff. Oh, and I'm still using the Water Your Body app to keep track if my 76 ounces a day.
ACTIVITY WISE: I am busting my butt in the gym everyday. EVERYDAY. I work out for 1 hour plus a 5 minute cool down on the elliptical machine. I vary the resistance and the incline everyday so that my muscles are having to work differently every time. In my dream of dreams, I would be able to participate in a Les Mills Body Combat class. I really wish the gym that I have a membership to had a class. This used to be my workout of choice before I had babies. I would work out at Ozark Fitness 5 days a week and do the body combat class. I was super fit back then. I found out recently that they have a new "at home" DVD set called simply "Combat"... I am not normally one to do at home work outs but I would so do this if I had the money. It's 50% off right now too. It sucks having no wiggle room in your finances. Until I am able to afford the workout I want, it's the elliptical.
MIND SET: I would love to say that this is easy and that motivation is getting me through, but motivation takes a hit on weeks like last week. I often think, hey, I was doing good to stay the same weight without putting in an hour at the gym everyday. What am I working this hard for? However, I know that I will have weeks like this and that if I don't keep at it, I'll never get anywhere with this weight. I will end up with diabetes and other diseases if I don't change and make being a healthy a priority. I can't make this all about weight loss or I will fail. This is about health and future health. Losing weight should just be an added bonus.
So. I keep on keeping on. How is your quest for health going?