I know, I know, it isn’t even Christmas yet… and I know, New Years Resolutions are going out of style. Still, I love having a “physical” representation of a new start, and New Years is the perfect time! And anyway, thanks to my mother-in-law, I got my Christmas present early:
I LOVE THIS THING! I had the Charge HR which was lacking in so many ways. I may write a review in the future but I seriously, seriously love the Charge 2. If you’ve been looking for a fitness band, or have been on the fence about upgrading to the Charge 2, I have two words: DO IT!
Now, onto the fine details:
My weight goal is 130lb. No timeline, just cut til I get there. As of this morning, I’m 136.4, so I’m not too far! My ultimate weight goal is 125lb, but baby steps is the best way to go in my experience. 🙂
Currently on a mini cut. 1600 calories a day is working pretty well for me; it’s only about 250 down from my TDEE but it’s making a pretty big difference. I can definitely tell my lifts are a bit harder, but not so much that I feel like I can’t do them.
I’m not in this to starve or to over-restrict myself, or to get to my goal as quickly as possible. I’m building sustainable habits and not letting my happiness (and tummy) suffer for the sake of a better looking body. Granted, I am a little bit hungry throughout the day but that’s okay; I don’t need to be full all day every day… as much as I’d like to be. 🙄 😆
Last year I was doing StrongLifts 5×5, which was a great place to start, but I got bored pretty quickly. I’m currently doing my own variation of Phrak’s Greyskull LP. If anyone wants my version I’d love to share it, but both SL5x5 and Phrak’s are great places to start.
Anyway, I don’t have any specific weight goals for lifting, I’m just trying to add weight every session if I can. I’m not trying to get huge or compete, so even if I only add weight once per week, I’m happy. Still, I’m learning to push myself out of my comfort zone and remember that lifting weight isn’t supposed to “feel good” during. Not that I should feel pain or injure myself, but I am supposed to struggle; I am supposed to make weird noises and faces trying to get that weight up!
My favourite part! I’ve been eating a lot of frozen foods lately since I haven’t felt completely comfortable cooking here, but that’s finally changing! I usually cook the same things every day (bacon and eggs are love and life!) but I’m starting to venture out a little more. Like most people, I need to incorporate more fruits and veggies into my diet and… well, it’s a work in progress. What can I say? I love my meat and carbs. ❤
Look forward to some recipes as I get more comfortable and creative!
Are you guys setting any goals for the new year? I’d love to hear them. 🙂