I like to start each Monday with a small list of goals. I’d like for them to be different each week and only re purposing a couple of them that are crucial to weight loss (cardio and calorie intake). The rest of them I’d like to challenge myself to do something different each week.
Maintain a daily calorie deficit of at least 200 calories. To do this I can eat up to 1,550 calories per day. This will give me a weekly calorie deficit of 1400 calories.
Do cardio at least 3 days this week. I’ll burn at least 810 calories this week.
Record a loss each week. Duh.
New goals for this week:
Do strength training twice this week for 30 minutes each session.
Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
Goals are fun and having them really keeps me in line. I know that these are attainable. I’m excited to knock them out.
I had a third interview today with a company that seems wonderful and a good fit for me. I appreciate all of the well-wishes on Twitter and in the comments. I am desperately trying not to focus on it too much – I’m trying to just put it out there and if it’s meant to be then the position will be mine. I just have to have faith that the right opportunity will present itself. Being patient just isn’t my strong suit.
Since I was home by the computer today I was fortunate enough to participate in my first FitBlog Chat . It was hosted by Laura and so much fun! It’s so nice to meet like-minded and healthy focused minds like myself. I can’t wait to participate in the chat next week! I’d love for this to be a regular event.
Food today was pretty basic. I couldn’t eat much since I was so nervous and focused on my interview. Whoever thinks an interview at 5:00pm on a Monday afternoon is a good idea is cruel. But honestly, at this point, who am I to be picky?
Breakfast was a very simple Cliff bar. The Toffee Buzz bar is pretty good. I just kind of choke these down – they aren’t very satisfying but they aren’t bad and when I’m feeling lazy or just trying to get some calories in they do the trick. (250 calories)
Lunch was a very easy Amy’s Organic frozen bowl. It heated up nicely and was very fulfilling. It even photographed well!
On the way to the interview I was looking for a little “pick me up” so I stopped at Starbucks and got a tall iced coffee treat. It did the trick and definitely made me talk a little faster. Heh. I only drank half of it though so that has to count for something. (115 calories).
For dinner we ordered pizza and salad since I wasn’t really up for cooking. I ordered a large garden salad as well and had one piece of cheese pizza with my greens. (439 calories)
Tomorrow I’m back to the gym and can’t wait!
Calories consumed – 1,184
Exercise minutes – 0