January is over, and I wanted to update on how my health goals are going.
I’ve not gained any weight (and lost 1.7lbs), but I’ve changed my calorie intake and my exercise. I’ve gotten up at 5:30am for 16 days in a row now to exercise for 30 minutes in the morning before everyone else wakes up.
I’ve been doing P90x3 and enjoying most of it. I’m on the 3rd week of block 1, and next week starts the transition week. I’ve never stuck with anything so long before – except maybe half-marathon training. I like being able to roll out of bed, get dressed and exercise before my shower and not have to worry about it later in the day when I’m more tired and more likely to say screw it. It’s over and done with, and I have a decent idea of how many calories I have to “eat back” throughout the day.
I’ve increased my calorie intake to closer to my TDEE and will slowly increase it until I get to my TDEE of 1900 calories. I’ve basically been starving myself, and I want to get my metabolism back to where it should be, so my primary goal at the moment is to maintain my weight while increasing my calories every week. I’m up at 1600 calories/day, and still maintaining or losing. It’ll be a long process, but I’ll be able to not eat like a bird again.
I’m not doing as well at eating a fruit or veggie every day – although I’d say I’m at about 90% compliance – we have salads almost every night for dinner, which gets me 2-3 servings of veggies (mostly lettuce). I had an apple on each of Saturday and Sunday – mostly mindless munching of apple slices – which I should take advantage of.
How are your goals coming along?