News Flash: Plans Still Work

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When you have a plan that takes 7 days and you have success after that 7 days, it makes you feel good.

When you can take that plan and do it another 7 days and get similar results, you are on the edge of something.

If you can do it for another 7 days, you’re about to develop some pretty good habits. You’ve got yourself a system.

I like to live on the edge

So I’m only in week 2, but I have to say…things are looking up. I lost another 2 pounds last week and almost 1% bodyfat according to my Omron tester. I kind of can’t believe it because I would say I was only about 80% compliant, but I guess the numbers don’t lie. I even checked several times just to make sure.

So I’ve had successful fat drops for 2 weeks in a row! I’m on the edge of something; I can feel it. I’m going to shoot for 90% compliance or more this week to see if I can call what I’m doing a system.

What might become the system

I don’t know why it just hit me recently, but I’ve realized that the easier you make something, the more likely you are to do it.

With that in mind, I went shopping yesterday and armed myself to the teeth so that compliance with my meals will be easy. I bought 2 trays of chicken thighs that I’ll prepare, I have plenty of lentils to make, and I got a bunch of frozen spinach and broccoli. I’m going for simple-but-elegant this week.

I also have a jar of almonds that according to the label should last me all week. I’ll make sure I portion them out as I eat them.

The hard part is going to be exercise. I’ve talked about how I’ve all but automated my workout. I say “all but” because it’s still difficult to get up in the morning AND it’s difficult to find the drive in the evening.

This week my exercises will focus on my legs to strengthen them up a bit for a race this weekend. It’s just a quick 3 miler, but it’s nice to have some strong legs. Kathy and I will be jogging 3 times this week just to remind my legs what it feels like. Max Cap will go on hold until next week.

A future plan

With any luck and a lot of diligence, this week will be like last week. Hold me to it!

Maybe I could turn my “system” into a worksheet… I’ll save that for next week, just to make sure I can make it. 😉

-j

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  1. Glad things are going well!

  2. Tabata sprints!!!!
    20 second sprint, 10 second rest for 4 minutes.

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