This morning has been good already! It is my WI morning, and I am 217.6, which is a loss of 6.4 pounds. I love that first week. It makes it easer to keep going when the losses are closer to 1-2 pounds. Of course, it also illustrates just how bloaty and ICKY I was to begin with... I can't wait until I'm allowed to have a signature! I have all my goals planned out and I want them on my posts!!!
Anyway, as far as exercise, I think that an hour of cardio 4-5 times a week and 2-3 resistance training sessions are sufficient for most people. I know that federal guidelines are something totally different, but if I can get up to a schedule like that and keep it up for the rest of my life I would be happy. At least for me, a schedule like that keeps me fit and keeps me from getting too sore or hurting myself. As I get back into activity, however, I'm going to try to keep my workouts more varied that I used to do. I will probably fail at this, though, because it's much easier and requires less thought and less planning to do the same thing every day rather than coming up with different equivalent activities.
I went back over everything I ate last week and I think my calories are a little too low, so I'm going to add in more skim milk. I LOOOVE milk, but I have a weird thing against drinking ANY of my calories. So I'm going to keep my meal plans the same and aim for 25 points. However, since my 25 points is only 1300-1400 calories a day, I'm going to add two 8 oz glasses of skim milk a day. They won't be added to my point calculation, but I'll use them to get closer to my 1500 calorie goal. I know I could do the same thing by bumping up my points goal and just always drinking the milk, but my brain doesn't like that. Instead my goal will be 25 points PLUS two 8 oz glasses of milk. We'll do that for a week and see how I like it.
I walked this morning, I'm going to walk at lunch, and I'm planning on hacking one and maybe two horses after work, so my activity should be good for today. I'm starting to crave some weight lifting so I think this week I'll add in some weights and then NEXT week I'll bump up the intensity of my cardio. I still want to walk with the dogs, which isn't very high impact, but I like the mornings with them, so I'll have to figure out where to add in my extra cardio. Maybe evenings...
Sorry this is kind of a novel. I guess I'm kind of using the daily thread as a journal. I hope that's okay!!