This week was a crazy one and honestly I’m glad to see that the scale didn’t go up more than it did. Eating wise, I did ok – skipped all the carbs and even avoided the dreaded office donuts… Where I KNOW I fell short was in the water and exercise department. I made it to the gym on Monday…. and that was it! at least until Saturday when the boys and I went on our little 3.4 mile bike ride from my house to mom’s and back again. I actually feel as though I lost based on how the shorts I’m currently wearing fit so maybe there were inches if not lbs. I will measure tonight and begin tracking that as well.
I keep blaming the lack of exercise on my schedule (and it is a crazy one – just trust me) but the fact of the matter is… exercise is HARD… it’s not fun… I’m tired… I’m outta shape… etc. I could make excuses forever! But then I have to ask myself – is this how I want to feel for the rest of my life? do I want to get winded climbing up one flight of stairs? As I get older, it’s only going to get worse… and I need to start slow – I’m not going to start with triathlon tomorrow or anything although that’s definitely something to build up to. I saw something on twitter that has been running through my head all week… it was a quote: “”A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb” and I’m sorry I can’t recall who tweeted it, but it is so true!
So – here are the goals for this week:
Goal #1:> Continued focus on making conscious decisions about what I eat and when I eat –
I tend to be an emotional eater, and I don’t just eat when hungry so this continues to be a battle for me… this week was especially hard as emotional I was.
Goal #2:> Fit in 30 min of exercise 3 times a week and at least 1 day of strength training to begin
Goal #3:> Increased water intake — I’m not sure how much water I drink now but I know it is NOT enough and this is something else to be aware of
Congrats to Greta – our SOTW and Comment Warrior! It truly does take a village and I’m extremely jazzed to be a part of this one. Also excited to see all the great leaders stepping up to help us all with our goals. Thanks to Chef’s Requested for sponsoring this week’s blogging carnival. I hadn’t heard of them before now but now I’m on the hunt to see what local stores around here carry them! I hadn’t seen them at Wal-mart but I shall look more closely!
That’s all for now. I Hope all of you have an AWESOME week!!!
Starting Out – 260 lbs
End of Week 1- 253.5 lbs
End of Week 2 – 254.0 lbs
Goal- 180 lbs