Each week, I’m challenging myself to stay within 10% of my calorie and macro target for five consecutive days. Basically, Monday through Friday — if I can stay within my macros and calories, I’ve reached my goal. Gonna have to try a bit harder this week, and since it was a long weekend, I’m going to try to have 4 consecutive days and then also Sunday as my 5th day.
Check in time! With a Target of 1700/40/30/30 and a 10% topping off at 1870/44/33/33, here’s what my week looked like:
Date — Calories/%Carbs/%Fat/%Protein…
- Monday — 1256/42/30/28
- Tuesday — 1492/38/30/32
- Wednesday — 1634/39/30/31
- Thursday — 1240/40/33/27
- Friday — 2016/44/30/25
- Saturday — 2055/46/27/27
- Sunday — 2130/42/31/27
- Monday (labor day) — 1706/50/28/22
My “treat days” stretched into the long weekend, so I was sure to include them here
I weighed in on Tuesday this week — to see what the damage was after the long weekend. The scale says: 193 even. Not as high as I was expecting!
I love having goals and checking off that I’ve completed them is a total motivator — so I’m going to set some goals for myself:
- Get below 190 by end of September
- Get below 180 by the next Crossfit Open (Feb 2018)
- Get to 170 by May, my birthday month! (that’s around 2-3 pounds per month for 9 months)
How do you stay motivated to eat right?
Do you set targets/rewards?
Do you track your macros? If so, got any tips for me?