TPC Day 1 wrap up

Wednesday morning. Well, some things went well and some things still have room for improvement.

1. Eat my healthy gourmet prepared meals for all but one meal a week. OK, well, I got one of three meals on track, so now it's time to go for two! (Baby steps.)

2. Start with 45 minutes of exercise five days a week at an intensity of between 65 and 75% of my maximum heart rate and build to 60 minutes, five days a week in this manner:

First week - 45
Second week - 49
Third week - 54
Fourth week - 60

We'll just count yesterday as one of my two allowed days off.

3. Consistently drink at least 100 ounces of water every day. Done!

4. Find something to celebrate every day and share it here. I'm going to celebrate the fact that I have a wonderful life. This is not some fluff or random thing I'm grabbing here, but it's something that hit me right between the eyes as I was getting ready for bed last night. I had the most delicious feeling of happiness and warmth flood over me and I realized that I'm happy. Neat, huh?

5. Focus on the positive changes that I'll be making (and have already made) in my life and the loving way that I treat my body. Mirror that attitude in the way that I talk and think about myself. You know, many times in the past, I've let how i'm doing with my eating and activity plan dictate how I feel and think about myself. I'm happy to say that was not true yesterday. As I said above, I had some room for improvement in my performance on the TPC yesterday, but I've remained focused on the several things I did that were positive instead of beating myself up for the things that I didn't do. It's small, but it's progress.

By the way, Tiffany has decided to join the TPC, too - isn't she a trooper? - so go and read her Day 1 wrap up. Be sure to tell her how fabulously well she is doing! If you're doing the TPC, too, drop me a note so that I can be inspired by you, too.


Mamato2boys said…
Day 1 wrap up for me

1. Stay under 1600 cals (1708cals/36fat/27fiber)
2. 3 veggies (got 2)
3. 80 oz of water (100)
4. 30 min cardio (40min run)

You are off to a great start Denise!
Anonymous said…
Hey Denise,
You're doing so well. Always remember that one bad day doesn't derail the whole thing. Everyone is allowed to make mistakes, including you! It doesn't make you a bad person and it doesn't mean you can't do this.

But of course, you already knew that.... :)
Shannin said…
I like that you are beinging to sound like your old new self -- you know what I mean. I love the baby steps, the positive tone in your post. Once again, you show why you're my hero...
EMLB said…
Go Denise! I know you can succeed!

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