Yes that is 1 and 1/2 miles in the water. That's like swimming from my house to my daughter school and back then back to school. MyRunKeeper said I burned 2000+ calories (I believe they are generous, but that is still a lot). Since following this program the last two weeks I have lost 4 lbs. I feel stronger, much stronger. The workouts keep my body guessing as to what is coming, they keep me from getting bored with "Just going to swim." Most importantly I have a plan to follow. When I am in the heat of the moment, I don't have to think; I just have to do! Because of this I have seen more improvement in my swimming.
I see this in other parts of my life. The days of teaching were my planning is stronger is a stronger day of teaching. The financial goals that I have a plan for and stick to the plan tend to be more successful. So I am going to have to develop a more detailed eating plan. The last three weeks I have done well with me eating, but I know if I develop a plan and follow it, my goals will be achieved more efficiently.
Therefore my goal for the next 4 weeks is to enter my MyFitnessPal food for the upcoming day prior to going to bed the night before. I will then eat only what is entered staying within the 1800 - 2000 calorie range with up to 500 calories off plan available. If I have used my 500 calories for the day I will forgo the extra. That way when I am in the heat of the moment I don't have to think, just do!
Where do you need a plan to go on auto pilot. I challenge you to plan your week this week.
Here is my Week
This Week Since Jan 2013
Swimming: 3.5 mi 54 miles
Walking: 0 128 miles
Cycling: 0 196 miles
Totals 3.5 mi 380.5 miles
Weight Lost 2 lbs 65 lbs