- 75% Make it through the first week
- 71% Make it through the second week
- 64% Make it through the first month
- 46% Make it through 6 months
While a lot of people who make New Year’s resolutions do break them, research shows that making resolutions is useful. People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don't explicitly make resolutions: Okay I will take those odds and week one is in the books with no sign of quitting!
The Good & The Bad:
Nutrition: All week was fantastic except the dreaded weekend. It is amazing that my resolve is immovable unrelenting during the week and then just gets crushed on the weekend. I am curious, how many of you have had or are having this same experience, and how did you overcome it? It seems like it should be easier not harder.
Exercise: Same story as above, I worked out all five days then dropped the ball on Saturday. I blame Mother Nature; I had planned a nice accent up Emigration Canyon. You know since the weather has been sunny all week. (NO DICE!) Sorta wrecked my whole day. I think this luxury of having dry warm weather is coming to an end.
Your Feedback: Not only do I request it, read it, and consider it I actually implement it. Last week Michele Ringwood suggested trying a program “My Fitness Pal” for the Iphone. This has been a great addition to my training / tracking regiment. The above graphs are a product of this nifty little program. It is free and very easy to set up. There is even a web version to make it accessible to all. I have added a few friends and I am really impressed with the social aspect. If you want to link in with me please do and we can encourage each other along the way. Search for me with either Rodney801@gmail.com or Rodzilla801. Thanks Michele !!!!
Training: Spin, Spin and more Spin okay 90% of my workouts where riding on the trainer. It actually isn’t too bad. I have rigged it up that I can listen with earphones to the TV which has made it more bearable. Still trying to dial in the resistance to ensure I am getting a good workout. I have worn my heart rate monitor a few times and seems as though I am averaging 133 Heart Rate. Which is right in the fat burn sweet spot. Question: Do those climbing blocks do anything on the trainer? Or do they just make you feel like you are climbing? I tried using this as a block and it just didn’t seem to work (LOL)
|I love my bike, I guess I can take the fanny pack off while indoors|
Next Week Goals: Eat healthier not just less calories but better food. Mix in weight training and other cardiovascular exercises to avoid burnout.
As always suggestions are welcomed and encouraged.