post is underway! I signed up in a hurry before we left for Aruba so I had to go back and read some of the rules today. I decided the best way to track everything is to put it in a spreadsheet. Shhhh, don't tell my boss that I spent about a half hour doing that. We get points for all the exercise we do and for eating our fruits and veggies - at least 7 a day. Here's how it breaks down:
1 Point per mile (run/walk)
1 Point per 3 miles biked
1 Point per 20 minutes of weight lifting, Pilates, yoga, stretching or abs
1 Point per 15 minutes of low impact cardio (i.e. low impact aerobics, easy biking, skiing, skating, water aerobics, snow shoeing)
1 Point per 10 minutes of high impact cardio (i.e.spinning, kickboxing, lap swimming)
1 Per day where you reach a minimum of 7 servings of fruits and veggies (here are details on what is a serving)
Originally I thought "I can't do 7 services of fruits & veggies a day" but then when I read her rules, a salad can knock a lot of it out for you! I was up to 7 by the end of lunch! Woohoo! Even being Aruba for the week, I was able to recognize about 23.5 points last week after I reviewed the way you earn them. This week should be even better now that I am home and on a regular routine!
Things I want to kick up this week: more cross training. I have been doing a lot of walking, yoga and TRX lately. I need to get back into spinning class and start swimming or take the water aerobics class at Urban Active soon. I am scheduled for one spinning class this week and will do more next week as well!
On a positive note, I went to a happy hour with some co-workers tonight at BW-3s. I resisted alcohol and picked naked chicken wings for dinner - bones little strips of chicken. They were perfect! The best part? My co-workers are noticing how I've changed. One even said I was glowing and I am rubbing off on them! I said I'd love to turn my passion into a job and one of them said "I'd sign up with you if you did." Now to think about what I could do! Any thoughts??
What's your motivation this week? Are you letting the weather shift get you down?