It's been an interesting few days. I've made some big decisions about my fitness and nutrition and life.
First off, my Bodybugg online subscription expires in a few days. I've decided not to renew. I pretty much know how my body burns calories now, and which activities will give me a good burn and how much I burn when I'm lazy. I just need to be more active. Obsessing over the numbers won't get me anywhere, and plus I want my arm back.
I've rejoined sparkpeople so that I'll have a nutrition tracker. Its my biggest problem, so I need somewhere to keep myself accountable.
Also along the nutritional lines, I'm going to try something new next month: Paleo. For the last few months I've been having the sneaky suspicion that I'm mildly gluten intolerant. I don't want to be, but I think that I am. I've read a few books about different ways of eating, and I picked up the Paleo Diet recently. I'm going to give it a shot for a month to see how it works for me. Who knows, it might. My sister tried it and it worked for her.
I have my doubts about the program. No dairy, no legumes, no rice, no bread... but I'm not really into bread, and I don't crave carbs. I do love cheese and beans, though, so those might be more of a challenge. But we'll just have to see. I'll give it a month and see how I feel. I can't say that it doesn't work for me if I don't try it. And it's not like I'm going to try some fad diet - it's actually very scientific and well reasoned. It's not cutting out carbs, like Atkins, but it's more about being healthy the way our Paleolithic ancestors were - eating more in the way they ate.
Again I say: we'll see.
So you probably won't see any numbers listed on my blog other than measurements and weight. I may occasionally write down how much I've eaten, but no more deficit counting. Obviously it's not helping me.
Boot camp tonight - Rock Star Style, and then Thursday I'll have Katie's Fit Life. She taught me a few pretzel inspired stretches that I like and I need to go running sometime this week.
I'm getting my Bountiful Basket on Saturday, so no hike, and then I have a Halloween party to attend that night... I'll have to try not to drink - I'd love to go on a hike Sunday morning. Chances are good that I won't make it through most of the party so that works for me. I'll go home and pass out so I can hike Sunday morning. This is prime hiking season - I need to go at least once every weekend.
Other than that I'm just prepping for November! It's next week -- eep!