Focus, Focus, Focus

I have a confession to make. Between the holidays and the strength training I've been doing, I've gained four pounds. I'm not sure how much of it could be new muscle but I have pretty much been a slacker for the two weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. (Thank god it's over!) I got cocky; feeling invincible. It just goes to show show how much more impact your diet has over exercise, I only missed one gym visit but I spent a lot of time shoveling snow to make up the difference!

It's a perfect time for the 31 days sugar-free trial. That's been my biggest weakness so far; cakes, cookies, pies, it's been ridiculous, it's everywhere I look. It's time to re-focus and get myself back on track though so I am going out to buy a new food diary, and will re-calculate my calorie goal and will basically go back into weight-loss mode. I've been in maintenance mode for about 5 months and I was doing really well until now without tracking. Since I've put on a couple of pounds, I need to keep track again to see where it might be coming from and get it under control. Better now than before it's 5 pounds, or 10 pounds.

According to this article it sounds like no more than one maybe two of these pounds could be muscle, the other two pounds would be fat. I'm really having fun building up my muscles, I want to make sure they can be seen so I need to keep my body fat percentages low.

Fruit is going to be a big part of my diet during the next month...I have a great all fruit dessert drink recipe I will post. It is soooooo yummy and I imagine I will need it to keep my sweet tooth at bay and my blood sugar levels up.

Wish me luck! And if you have a weight-loss goal that you are working on....good luck to you too!

This post updated 12/29/08

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Chris said...

I put a new battery in my pedometer today. Now that it's working, my goal is to reach 10,000 steps 5 days a weeks starting the new year.

Rebecca said...

Great, that's a very sound, doable goal.
We did a health challenge at my work and I found that if I went for a walk on my lunch hour I was typically able to reach 10,000 steps along with the rest of my daily activities.
If you find yourself coming up short this can be a way to bump up your step count.
Good luck!


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