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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

May the Losses (of weight) Be Ever In Your Favor - Day 8

One week down and three more to go for my Game On! diet and oh boy has it been an interesting week!  If you missed Day 1 read here to catch up.

Some highlights of the week include:

  • Working out before work every day of the week - a huge accomplishment for me!
  • Drinking 3 liters of water every day except for my day off - yes sometimes the last few ounces were chugged right before bed but I got them in!
  • I have more energy throughout the day - I think the combination of getting at least 7 hours of sleep, eating smaller meals with protein every few hours, and working out in the morning have all had a positive impact on my energy level - I have even cut out most of my coffee consumption
  • My clothes have started fitting better
  • I found out I am going to California next week - yay for vacation and sun!

Some not so highlights:
  • I very frustratingly did not make weight the first week.  I was very close but didn't get to the one 1% mark.  I am hoping for better results on the scale next week BUT as I said above my clothes have started fitting better and I can tell my body is changing for the better.
  • Do you know how many bathroom trips you have to make when you drink 3 liters (or 12.5 cups) of water EVERY DAY!  The ladies that I work with laugh at me every time I walk down the hallway.  
  • Planning out every day gets a little overwhelming and tedious at times - planning around meetings, plans with friends, and life in general is a little annoying and can get overwhelming if I don't plan ahead.  
  • I have to plan my vacation around the game - but hey I'll be in Cali!

Things I have learned:
  • It's important to have more than one exercise routine.  I started off using Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred which I have used a few times before and it gives me a really good workout in a short amount of time.  However, it also gets a little monotonous after a week.  I started using her No More Trouble Zones DVD and I love it!  It's a 40 minute circuit focusing on all of those areas that need a little extra help - abs, butt, thighs, arms.  It's a great workout and you can either do the whole 40 minute circuit or pick areas you want to focus on.  
  • A plan going into the weekend makes things a lot easier.  This weekend I did not have a plan and so when I realized it was time to eat and I didn't have a clue what I was going to eat made things more stressful than they needed to be.  Next week I will do things differently and plan my weekends just like my weekdays.  
  • Add lemon or other fruit to your water.  After drinking SO much water it's a nice treat to add lemon. 
  • Plan dinners that can be doubled and taken for lunch the next day.  This has been a lifesaver!  I have been using new recipes or tweaking old ones to fit the Game On! food requirements which hasn't been as hard as I thought and it's been a fun challenge.  I will post some of my favorites in the next few weeks.  

Overall the week went pretty smoothly.  I did have a moment on Friday when I admittedly didn't plan very well and I got really overwhelmed with the idea of planning every day for the next 3 weeks.  After I calmed down I realized that I was being a little bit ridiculous and that the changes I am making I want to continue long after the game.

Help give me ideas to keep me motivated for the next 3 weeks:
What motivates you when things get overwhelming?
How do you make sure you are drinking enough water?
What do you add to your water to make it less boring?
Have you done the The Game On! Diet: Kick Your Friend's Butt While Shrinking Your Own or another health challenge before?  What did you learn about yourself?

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Check out the rest of my first Game On! Diet Challenge
Day 8
Day 15
Day 22
Day 28

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