Journal Entry 1/30/13 *Nighttime!*
So I forgot to clock thru lunch, and I went to Circuits after work and tried to really bring it, so I got a pretty good burn. Then I spent some time chatting with our class instructor dude about mitochondria and O2 and capillaries and carbohydrates and fats and proteins and endurance and HIIT and weight training, until finally I had to bail so I could have some time to have a protein shake before 40 Days.
Then I drove to a grocery store and VERY quickly grabbed two greek yogurts and a thing of boneless skinless chicken breast, drove home, made a protein shake, grabbed some of my stuff and drove to my 40 Days class, still in my workout clothes and my hair all gross, but I guess that's how it goes sometimes. :P
I had a great time at my class at church, and it was just the perfect topic. It was about finding the time to have your quiet time with God. The class went over different reasons why you might be having trouble with your quiet time and what you can do about it. I feel very motivated to have my quiet time with God tomorrow morning and to make it my NUMBER ONE priority!!!
REALIZATION AND NEW PLAN:
During my talk with our Circuit class instructor, I realized something...
Whenever you read something or someone tells you something about the human body/weight loss/etc. ... as far as you know, it's all just hearsay. Even if it's true for most people, you might not even be "most people."
So when it comes down to it, a person really only has one choice...
Record your current status. Have a pattern of food and exercise, whatever it may be, and do that for 3 or 4 weeks. Record everything including exercise, food, and feelings. Record final results. Analyze. From conclusions, create a new pattern and repeat. Keep repeating until you find what that works for YOU. You can get suggestions from other people, but ultimately you'll have no idea if it's right for you or not unless you experiment.
SO. That's my plan. Friday, the first of February, I'm going to take "before" pictures and weigh myself and write down how I'm feeling, and what I'm going to do this month. Then, over the course of the month, I'm going to record my food and exercise and how I feel, and on the first of March I will take progress photos and weigh myself again. Then I will analyze the results and decide what I will do for March. I will change what I've been doing slightly, whatever feels appropriate or seems logical, and do the process again through March.
I think this is a sound plan.
I may go see my brother on Friday for his birthday on Thursday.