a deeper weekly reflection: 12/22 – 12/28

need to get a bit more real with myself

Change in weight (12/22/20 – 12/28/20):  +0.8 LBS

I am frustrated today. I am giving myself grace and patience with the holidays, but I feel that I have not been giving my betterment journey my best effort, and that is why I am struggling.

It is not all bad, I again had an incredible 60 minute climb ride with Christine on the Peloton and PR’ed. There are many coaches on that platform that I love for various reasons. Some make me laugh, some push me silly hard, others make me feel like I deserve to be on the bike, but most of all, Christine makes me feel strong. Her style allows me to push myself, rather than requiring to be pushed. I PR more rides with her than any other coach and I just feel strong as hell after them. Her style reminds me that I am still making damn good gains even when I struggle or find myself frustrated in other areas.

For months I have included this action plan below. But I have not actually used it for months. I have not really put the mental discipline into my betterment journey that I did at the start. So I am going to begin again and be smart about my plans. I am going to be realistic and inclusive of more aspects of my life.

This past week I put in good effort for 4 days. 4 days is not enough to overcome 3 days of letting go. I had fun, but I was not mindful. I wanted to let go a little, but continue to be mindful of what I was doing. Because of all of this, below I am doing my review of my week and I am starting a new plan for next week. My hope is to check those off and get all my little victories next time I discuss this.

Later this week I will be posting about New Years Resolutions. I hope to talk to y’all about continuing resolutions and making S.M.A.R.T. plans.

Leave a like or a comment. Do you every need to switch up your plan?

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. Not Attained
  2. 2 Strength Sessions (Tues/Sat) Not Attained
  3. Plan out my meals, stick to them, and portion snacks. 2400 Calories per day, max. Not 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. Partially 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. Attained

Action Plan

-Every day goals:
1.Drink 10 cups of water
2.Track every bite
3.No takeout accept for New Years Day dinner
4.20 Body weight squats

Daily goals

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
WalkWoods HikeWalkNo WalkNo WalkWalkWalk
30 Min Ride30 Min Cool down Ride45 min rideStrengthStretch (long)30 Min Ride30 min ride
Meal PlanMeal planMeal PlanLarger dinner(NYE)TakeoutMeal PlanMeal Plan
Meal plan denotes sticking to pre planned meals we shopped for.

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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
12/14-1.2 lbs
12/21+1.8 lbs
12/28+0.8 lbs

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

-Ben

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