Feels good to be starting one of these again.
Okay, so we're already halfway through the week! Maybe we could use the remainder of this week to really think through what we want our Labor Day goals to be, and then next week - first full Week 1 - really put our heads down and CHARGE towards Labor Day! (Although I really don't feel like charging towards the end of summer - summer is my favorite time of year!)
Soooo, in that spirit what sort of goals do you want to have for Labor Day? And, ask yourselves: why
is this my goal? Why is it important to me? Sometimes, I find that it helps me to be really super-specific about the reasons why I want to reach my goals (i.e.
, rather than say "to look better," instead, try "to finally be able to rock that little red bikini during the Labor Day picnic at the lake.")
What do you think?
Here's my WEED for today:
W - 60 oz (trying to get back up to 80 again - my body is readjusting and so bathroom trips are frequent!)
E - Got yardwork to do today, and I count that among exercise. Got to mow the lawn, and I also want to move my eggplants to some other place in the garden because my cucumbers are taking over the entire thing! If I'm up to it after that, planning to do either P90 cardio, strength training, or bellydance drills. Either way, want to round it out to some good time spent focused on my body.
E - off to a good start today. Kelloggs Fiber One 80 calories with almond milk this morning - banana for a midmorning snack - a nice, cool salad for lunch - and dinner is rice wraps filled with veggies, glass noodles and Thai peanut sauce. Healthy, yummy, and BREEZE EASY - and no need to heat up the kitchen with cooking. It's seriously hot as a crotch here today.
EDIT: Shoot, I forgot my D! LOL!
D - I want to stay motivated today. I got on the scale and saw a .5 pound loss and it just feels GOOD to see that number, and so I'm riding this little wave of "yay" and want to stay that way for the remainder of the week! (and maybe lose that next .5 by Friday?)
OK, friends - your turn! Up and at 'em!
For any newbies, the traditional copy and paste:
Women on... WHAT??
Okay, let me explain that "Women on WEED" is not what you might be thinking. During previous challenges, a group of us formed a great bond, and we've been challenge buddies ever since. We use the word "WEED" as a mnemonic device to set daily goals, an easy and very specific way to remind yourself during your day to take care of your body, and to nurture your Mind, Mouth and Muscles... it really does help. After all, we are all taking this a day at a time, right?
If you join this challenge, you will see it often - and you are encouraged to give it a try. Here's what it stands for:
W - Water intake. Set a daily goal for how much water you're going to drink. Although there is conflicting research as to how much to actually consume in a day, we all agree it is important to drink lots to stay healthy. So make it a goal!
E - Exercise. Efficient, healthy weight loss isn't going to happen unless you incorporate some kind of physical activity in your life. Everyone does it differently; some go to the gym, some work out at home, and some find ways to sneak in little bits of exercise all throughout the day. Set yourself a goal, even if it's small. Little bits done often WILL add up over time!
E - Eats. Being that we all have different eating plans and weight loss philosophies, this is sort of a wild card. Whatever plan you're on, set yourself a plan-appropriate daily eating goal for the day. Don't forget to make it specific!
D - Daily goal/Daily affirmation. This is another wild card. It doesn't even have to be weight-loss related! This is the spot where you list something you want to get accomplished. Or, you can use "D" for a a daily affirmation - it's an opportunity to say something good and positive about yourself. Sometimes, when we fall short - and we ALL do sometime - we are tempted to berate ourselves. Although it's good to recognize when we don't reach our goals, it's also good to remind ourselves of the awesome parts of ourselves. So go ahead and remind yourself of that in the "D" part of WEED.
Well here it is! Jump right in, tell us about yourselves, your goals, your home lives, your healthy plan, etc. We LOVE newbies! And we LOVE our regulars! Welcome back!