2/1/2019 – 2/9/2019
For whatever reason, this was a week where I did not think much and I just acted on the plan that I have set for myself. That bothers me me to a certain extent. It means that I’m not planning for the future or thinking of ways to improve. It means that I’m becoming content. However, it also means that I have been sticking to my plan and even that it’s been showing results! I didn’t do anything differently this week. But suddenly, my weight has steadily gone down over the course of the week and I’m at an all time low for this year. This probably has little to do with what I did this week and has more to do with overcoming a certain threshold; a compounding of all that I had done before this. Small changes can add up to bigger ones.
This week, I made a teriyaki chicken with rice and brussel sprouts. It was incredibly simple. I scored the chicken thigh and marinated it in a a teriyaki sauce from Trader Joe’s overnight. The next day, I seared it on both sides, 3 minutes each on high heat. The brussel sprouts were seasoned with garlic salt and olive oil, and then baked in a toaster oven on medium heat for 25 minutes. So easy to make and I didn’t get tired of it at all.
I believe I did relatively well this week. I’m getting more and more in the habit of cooking my meals. Even if I need to make that extra push to cook my meals for the next day later at night, I know it will be worth it since I’m growing to like the food I cook more and more. Additionally, being conscious of my budget has led me to choose more modest meals even when I do eat out.
I’m currently at a low of 175.3 pounds! Easily my personal best since I started recording. As I mentioned before, there wasn’t anything different that I really did this week. I got back to Muay Thai, which obviously pushes me. More than that though, I think my body’s metabolism has steadily increased. I think I’ve built a bit more muscle now (still probably not a lot lol) and that has made my body crave more energy to keep up.
I made a new goal to exercise 6 times a week. That may have been a bit ambitious to start but I like keeping a goal that is slightly out of my rush to push me. Because Muay Thai is by my work and not by my residence, it’s hard for me to go there without going to work. This is the habit that I’ve built and I think I have to accept that. Interestingly, I have not done any exercise sessions on Friday for the entire year so far.