Going After The Perfect Week

June 30, 2008 · 5 comments

After being bad for so long I don’t know what makes me think I can make it past a day, let alone a week, but my goal for this week is to have that perfect week. Stay on my diet. Get the exercise in. No binging. With July 4th parties it’s going to be tough but I’m giving it a shot.

So far today, a great start. For breakfast I had a couple of fried eggs, a small bowl of strawberries and a yogurt. Mid-morning snack was a banana. For lunch I had a small bowl of Thai Curry Soup with Tofu and Chicken with no noodles at Noodles, with a banana and a Kind bar for afternoon snacks. For dinner I had a Burrito Bol at Chipotle, which the chipotle calorie calculator pegged at 795 calories since I had no rice and no sour cream. I had a yogurt for dessert. The best part for me about dinner (which I brought home) was that after I had the Bol I was looking in the fridge and saw a left-over hamburger patty (actually a homemade Juicy Lucy, good thing there isn’t a calorie counter for those!) I had made for dinner last night. I actually pulled it out of the fridge and had it half-way to the microwave when I reminded myself how good I was going to be and I put it back. WOoT!

This morning I did my lower body strength training routine as well as 25 situps and 15 pushups. The 15 pushups were the initial set of the One Hundred Pushups program I am going to try to start. After work I did 2 miles on the treadmill and then I swam for a leisurely 20 minutes.

I just brushed my teeth and chances are really good I’m going to bed with no late night snacking. Day One marked down as a success!

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Walter June 30, 2008 at 11:46 pm

I’m trying to get out here and see what others are doing in their quest for fitness. I appreciate your honesty (the graph, the posts). I am sure that I will be back to read some more.
I too have begun to use my blog to chronicle my march toward fitness. Having others, especially another guy, doing the same will make it easier.

Thanks Walter, great to have you here. I bookmarked ya!

Andrew is getting fit July 1, 2008 at 2:44 am

Awesome! I like the idea of a perfect week. I haven’t had one of those for a while!

I have to take it a day at a time, sometimes I get in two or three!

Well realistically that’s what I need to do too. But I like to think about it as a week because then I can do less well one day but I still have another day to make up for it.

MizFit July 1, 2008 at 4:56 am

I think Id need more bitesizedchunks.

one perfect day at a time.

and youve nailed one! here’s to a continued today.

Thanks Miz! One perfect day at a time is a good approach and really what I am trying to do, just around a week container.

Steve v4.7 July 1, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Most excellent, John! Effort brings rewards. Continued success!

Thanks Steve. The effort has been waning but I’m trying to pick it up.

Johnny July 1, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Great, great idea, John. I think I get lost amid all of the goals I set sometimes that I think, “Hey, I’m running my big ol’ butt off, I can afford to have my Ho-Ho’s tonight.” When in reality, that would probably lead me down a path to erase all of my progress. You’re setting a great example, and I’ll need to start following it better. You’re the man, man.

Well I don’t feel like the man, but thanks!

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