Weekly updates for my temple rebuild have been moved to Mondays from Fridays, but for this inaugural week, I'm updating on Sunday night. :)
When starting a new project, I do either one of two things: (1) research and research and research... then lose steam and never actually do it, (2) jump in uninformed, half-assed... or whole-assed, depending on your POV.
The last time I did this, I did #2. (Heeheehee, "#2"... and once again, I'm a 12 year old boy.)
Really, read those links, and you'll see how scattered I was. No plan. No ideas. No starting stats. Nothing.
But not this time.
So, now, I bare my soul and all the ugliness that surrounds and insulates it. This is a MAJOR DEAL, my lovelies, because it's still February here in Canada, and I can just continue to pretend that I'm really hiding the body of Sofia Vergara under the parka and sweaters.
|Seriously, can someone please make me look like her? [overoll.com]|
So now I
Deep breath... and go:
Height: 5' 3.5" - this likely won't change... although, I've thought for a long time that I'm 5'4", but before my surgery last year, I was measured to be half an inch shorter. Good grief, I'm only 41! Am I already shrinking? On the WRONG AXIS?! Nope, I'm not going to think about that.
Weight: 138 lbs. - I'd like to lose 18-20 pounds, but I'm more flexible with this because of, you know, muscle-mass, bodyfat, etc. Before you get all judgy judgerson on me, remember I KNOW MY BODY and I'VE DONE MY RESEARCH. I'm doing this to become healthy, not to endanger my life trying to reach some sort of "magazine ideal".
Bodyfat: 34% - not taken by calipers but calculated from here so it's not exact. But holy crap, according to this chart, I'm obese. Say WHAT?! Anyway, I'm shooting for 21% bodyfat, which means I should come down to 120 pounds. Sounds 'bout right.
Bust: 38 inches - it would be nice if I'm not a walking Russ Meyer movie... just down a cup size or two would be fine.
Waist: 38 inches - I'd like this to be less than my bust size at least... 25 inches ideally, but I'll take what I can get.
Bicep: 12 inches - I'd like to get rid of the wings.
Good grief, now I wonder why did I bold them all?! I wanted to highlight them, but holy hannah, I might as well put up a neon sign that says: "LOOK AT ME! I'M CHUNKY!!!"
So, let's get UN-chunky!
What I'm doing this week:
1: 3 meals/day - no snacking, no grazing, no 5/6 meals/day like the "experts" command. they've all made me gain weight in the past. I over-eat, and my blood sugar gets all wonky.
2: Zen tea only at Starbucks and water or green tea at home.
3: Avoid sugar. no Treat Day for me.
4: Exercise - hot yoga (Wednesday/Sunday), weights (Thursday/Monday), and intervals/hula (Friday/Tuesday).
5: Continue to take greens+ and supplements. I'll go into detail in future post.
Okay, that's it for now. Small changes. Wish me luck!