december and weekly reflections: 11/30 – 12/7

when those smaller clothes fit so much better

Change in weight (11/30/20 – 12/7/20):  -0.2 LBS

Life has been crazy. I wanted to have this post drafted and out to you all hours ago. But alas, here we are. This will be a shorter post, but I encourage you to check out my year in review post from Saturday!

I had a steady week. I never felt it was one to move me farther along towards my goals, but I did not feel I was missing the mark. So understanding that, it was good! This week was a realistic and future-ish week for me. This means it is one that could be sustainable for long term care. I had some good workouts, but not as many as I wanted. I ate okay, with some splurges and some better days. But this week was full of real life variables. I had to do ‘storm duty’ for work, twice. For this, I am tied to my desk for a 12 hour shift. It is really hard to stay moving and consistent with this. I got walks in when I could and I did some heavier rides when I could. All in all, not bad. Once I get closer to my goal weight, whatever that may be, I would like to think these weeks will be what I shoot for.

I would like to put my head down and get a little more aggressive for December. I have done well for a long time, but I want to prove to myself my discipline can be as strong as I want it to be. I want to be more disciplined about my calorie intake, my vegetable intake, and my exercise. I am planning to cap my calories at 2400 per day. This is a level that is in line with my goals and my BMR. Lately the random cookies and treats have seen my calories tick up…

As I have been writing this it dawned on me, I want to manage December and the holidays, I do not want them to manage me.

Leave a like or a comment. Do you ever celebrate when you just maintain? How do you all plan on managing your December? Will it manage you, or will you manage it?

How did I do on last weeks action plan?:

  1. 5 Cardio workouts. 1 45 min ride, 1 HIIT Ride, 1 Low Impact ride, 1 run. Partially Attained
  2. 2 Strength Sessions (Tues/Sat) Not Attained
  3. Plan out my meals, stick to them, and portion snacks. Partially Attained.
  4. 2 additional outdoor activities. This can include walks with my daughter, disc golfing, skiing, etc. Attained
  5. 3 dedicated stretch sessions. 2 10-min lower body and 1 10 min full body (Mon/Wed/Fri). Not Attained
  6. 20-30 minute midday walk on work days. Attained
  7. Track every bite. Not Attained
  8. Drink 10 glasses of water per day. Attained
  9. Find some quiet time to calm my thoughts and mind. 2 5-10 minute sessions. Not Attained

Action Plan

  1. 5 Cardio workouts. 1 45 min ride, 1 HIIT Ride, 1 Low Impact ride, 1 misc ride, 1 run.
  2. 2 Strength Sessions (Tues/Sat)
  3. Plan out my meals, stick to them, and portion snacks. 2400 Calories per day, max.
  4. 2 additional outdoor activities. This can include walks with my daughter, disc golfing, skiing, etc
  5. 3 dedicated stretch sessions. 2 10-min lower body and 1 10 min full body (Mon/Wed/Fri)
  6. 20-30 minute midday walk on work days
  7. Track every bite
  8. Drink 10 glasses of water per day
  9. Find some quiet time to calm my thoughts and mind. 2 5-10 minute sessions

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DateChange in Weight
12/1*
12/2*-5.4 lbs
12/9-5.4 lbs
12/16-3.4 lbs
12/23+2.8 lbs
12/29-1.2 lbs
1/6-1.4 lbs
1/13-1.6 lbs
1/20-1.4 lbs
1/27+0.4 lbs
2/3-1.2 lbs
2/10-4.6 lbs
2/17+0.4 lbs
2/24-1.6 lbs
3/2-3.2 lbs
3/9+1.8 lbs
3/16-3.2 lbs
3/23-0.6 lbs
3/30+0.4 lbs
4/6-1.6 lbs
4/13+0.8 lbs
4/20-1.8 lbs
4/270 lbs
5/4+2.4 lbs
5/11-5.2 lbs
5/180 lbs
5/25-1.0 lbs
6/1-1.2 lbs
6/8-0.4 lbs
6/15-0.8 lbs
6/22+0.8 lbs
6/29-1.4 lbs
7/6-2.4 lbs
7/13+2.4 lbs
7/20-1.6 lbs
7/27-0.4 lbs
8/3-1.2 lbs
8/10+0.4 lbs
8/17-1.4 lbs
8/24-1.4 lbs
8/31-0.2 lbs
9/7-0.6 lbs
9/14-1.4 lbs
9/21+0.2 lbs
9/28-1.8 lbs
10/5-0.2 lbs
10/12-1.0 lbs
10/19-1.0 lbs
10/26+0.8 lbs
11/2-1.4 lbs
11/9+2.0 lbs
11/16-1.8 lbs
11/23-0.4 lbs
11/30+0.2 lbs
12/7-0.2 lbs

* I first weighed myself on a Sunday night and began the regular weigh-ins the following morning

-Ben

2 thoughts on “december and weekly reflections: 11/30 – 12/7

  1. Pingback: managing and weekly reflections: 12/7 – 12/14 – a better ben

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