Friday, August 29, 2014

Fit Friday!

Week 4 of T25 complete!

The stats this week:

Pounds Lost: 1 pound

To Go: 49.5 to go

My workout schedule this week:

Monday - T25 Cardio

Tuesday - T25 Total Body Circuit 
Wednesday - T25 Lower Body
Thursday - T25 Cardio
Friday - T25 Total Body Circuit
Saturday - T25 Abs 
Sunday - Rest 

Everyone keeps telling me I'm going to love Beta, but I just cannot even imagine loving it more than Alpha. I really, really love Alpha! It is so fun and goes so quick and I feel great afterwards. 

Highs of this week:

  • This post 5 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight. A really good read. A good reminder that it is really hard work and such a slow process with so many factors. Eating too little. Eating too much. Too much stress in your life. Lack of sleep. Too much exercise. Not enough exercise. Ahhhhhhh!

  • We are finally getting hot weather here in Michigan. It feels like summer, finally. YAY!

  • I stopped calorie counting. It was quite the addiction and it takes up so much time and it wasn't even working. I deleted MyFitness Pal off my phone after I read this post. It just clicked for me. Calorie counting was working against me. I wasn't losing, but I was obsessing over every single thing I ate which took out all the fun. I was over analyzing. I would have a panic attack if we were out and I had no idea how many calories I was consuming. Not healthy. It is time to stop counting for good. To not obsess over every food I eat. To enjoy food. Learn that my body knows what it needs. Eat for pleasure, but also eat for energy. Focus on whole foods that don't have nutrition labels anyway. To feel free and start really seeing results.

  • I'm sleeping so gosh darn well at night. I usually always sleep pretty great, but lately it's just been even better. I think this may be the best perk of them all for eating healthy and watching portions.

Lows of this week:

  • It really is scary crazy how addicted I was to MyFitness Pal. It's not a bad tool, it's just not for me. I can't maintain that forever and it's astonishing how much extra time I have to live in the moment when I'm not on my phone adding everything. But it's also just sad how hard it is for me to STOP counting. Aye!
How are you guys doing?
Have you struggled with stopping calorie counting?
Do you agree Beta is better than Alpha?


Kelli Shallal said...

Glad you found the posts helpful :) Congratulations on all your success so far!!!

Lauren said...

I used MyFitnessPal before I got pregnant this last time and it had almost become religious for me. I KNOW Hubby was annoyed with how I was on it all the time! I'm using it now just to keep a better tab on my calorie intake, but if I don't fill it out for a day it's not the end of the world! Good for you for taking a step back!

Anonymous said...

Have you considered a nutrition specialist? It may give you some valuable insights and suggestions. Not being critical, but I think you may truly benefit from it.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness - I have GOT to get my butt back on T-25. So far the only thing my butt's been on since this move is the couch. AGH! Thanks for inspiring... hopefully I'll actually get it in gear, this week.