Monday, February 04, 2008

Week #105: In Review

"Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing; every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught!" ~ Thomas a Kempis

As stated from the get go my overall goal is "To achieve mental & physical wellness by leading a consistent & healthy lifestyle". To be able to accomplish this goal I will have to focus on three key area's of my life:

1. Nutrition - 1st component of physical wellness
Fitness - 2nd component of physical wellness
3. Mental Health - the path to mental wellness

:Met/exceeded guideline
:Met or Almost meet guideline every day
:Failed to meet guideline

Nutrition Guidelines:

1. To increase my daily water intake to 8 8oz glasses or more.
2. To eat 5-6 times daily.
3. To consume 5-10 servings of fruit & vegetable each day.
4. To reduce/eliminate Saturated Fat and Trans Fats.
5. To prepare & eat more meals @ home, while reducing dining out.
6. To reduce/eliminate visits to McD's, KFC...etc, etc., when dining out.
7. To have 1 cheat meal & desert each week.

Fitness Guidelines:

1. Get +15 mins Exercise each day (working up to +30mins).
2. To purposely park father away from my destination.
3. To walk/bike more often as an alternative to driving.
4. To allocate 1 day a week to rest.

Mental Health Guidelines:

1. To get between 7-8 hrs sleep daily.
2. To allocate +15 mins daily to reading.
3. To research & start practicing meditation/relaxation techniques.
4. To take 2-3 mins every hour or so to take few deep breaths/stretch.
5. To organize and complete a weekly To-Do list.
6. To maintain my blog & relationships online.
7. To keep contact with my friends & family

Overall Review:

Weight Loss = 1.3 lbs
Fat % Loss = .4%

I'm very happy with my progress this week....especially since it's based on only 4 days. As my first week back at it, I did very well. I'm not too concerned about falling short/missing a few of my guidelines as I didn't want to push myself too much on the first week. Next week I hope to implement more snacks into my routine, as well as additional servings of fruit/veg's.

Beyond that I hope to calculate my maximum heart rate so I can exercise at the optimum level to burn fact I'll add that to my To-Do List now.

I hope everyone else had a great week!




Blogger Fat Lazy Guy said...

Congrats on the great start! Sounds like you're pretty much under control of everything.

9:24 a.m.  

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