I have been reading, Robb Wolf latest book, Wired to Eat: Turn Off Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite for Weight Loss, and Determine the Foods That Work for You. I really enjoy his style of writing that makes it easier to understand. There were some parts of the books that I had to pass and I really wanted to get to the plan of it. If you know about Whole30 , you get an idea about Wired to Eat 30 days of eating plan. He however adds that some people need some other type of carbs such as rice and after the 30 days, you learn to do a 7-Day Carb test.
Robb Wolf gets into three areas of one’s life: food , movement, and sleep. I will try to deal with each one of these area.
I have been doing well until about 3 weeks ago and I just feel sick most the time. I know that I need to get back on track so starting May 1st, I will stick with a Paleo/Whole 30 eating plan again. I hate not feeling well. I am big enough to know that what I put in my mouth will either make me healthy or not. That simple.
Since I had baby girl, I have lost about 40 pounds (but many more to go). What I did that help the most was a low-carb (no ugly carbs) and I moved. I trained for Half Marathon and I did two games at Step Bet (were you bet money to make sure you walk your step using a fit-bit or another types).
Like I said earlier the last 3 weeks have been lazy and I can feel it . I haven’t gain anything back but my gut hurts all the time and I am tired again all the time.
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit,
who is in you, whom you have received from God?
You are not your own; you were bought at a price.
Therefore honor God with your body,”
(1 Cor. 6:19-20)
I am wired to eat and move for I am made in His imagine and likeness. I debated about having the post on the blog or even having any post about my personal life such as the fitness or homeschooling but you know I am leaving it be because it helps me. It helps me. A main reason why I use blog space to write about my “fitness & wellness ” attempts is so that I know that I put it out there and for some reason, it motivates me.
I will have to report back to you guys and that is sometimes keeps me going.. (Hello, I know you are out there?)
When I had my old blog of Catholic Fit Mom for Life(I stop that blog and decided to put all my eggs in one basket but I still have a facebook page ). I blog about Fit Moms for Life program. It’s a great program for women of all ages and types. There I learn about SMART Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timed. (Doran, G.T. ‘There’s a S.M.A.R.T. Way to Write Management’s Goals and Objectives)
Goals need to be Specific so that it is clear what you are working towards. If your goal is too generic, such as “lose weight” or “feel better,” there is no clear end point—you will not know when you’ve achieved your goal. Similarly, it needs to be Measurable. You need to be able to quantify or otherwise measure whether or not you are making progress towards your goal. Good goals are also Attainable and Realistic. You can and should push yourself with ambitious goals that force you to stretch, but you should also have smaller goals that are attainable in a reasonable time frame so that you can see the progress you are making along the way. Finally, good goals are Timed. Without a deadline, a goal is just something you would like to do someday. Deadlines help keep you focused and accountable — Fit Moms for Life Program
So here are my SMART Goals in 3 areas of Wired to Eat: Diet, Movement and Sleep.
- I will eat for 30 days a paleo/whole foods diet.
- I will train for 10 weeks for my triathlon event on July 15th. ( Can you believe it has been 2 years since I have done one?) using a sprint training program.
- I will attempt to get 7 hours of sleep at least 4 days a week (wish me luck on this one, with 13 months that nurses like a newborn. Ha!)
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With God’s merciful love,
Cecilia @ Hair Bows 4 Life