Let me start by saying that this is a long post. Sorry about that, but it was a good week!
I was terrified to get on the scale today. After 3 weeks of nothing, I wasn’t sure how I’d react to a 4th. I know the scale shouldn’t matter – after all, I’ll feel better…am eating healthier…getting more exercise…and even though it’s small, I’ve noticed some change in how my clothes are fitting. The scale shouldn’t matter.
but it does….
So I got up this morning
took a deep breath
Stepped on my scale
And am down 1/2 a lb!!! To some, this may be a small amount, but seriously I’m stoked! I’m obviously not stopping at 1/2 a lb but I have to wonder if my body is finally figuring out that I’m going to continue feeding it healthy fuel so it can feel free to burn up the excess! What I’m doing now is working in all areas and for that, I’m super grateful to ALL of my mamavation sistas! everyone is so helpful!
As for last week’s goals, here’s how thing shook out:
(1) Continued water and Fiber monitoring – On both of these fronts, i did …ok… but definitely room for improvement –
(2) Change my attitude towards my exercise to a more positive one – Found some great workouts that I really had fun with! Especially @fitcheerldr ‘s Walk And Tone MP3 . Seriously y’all – it’s so worth it! Every time I wanted to quit or thought I couldn’t do one more – Janice was there reminding me that I could!!!
(3) Push myself a little more each day – Definitely pushed myself more this week – including a 5 mile hike through Walnut Creek here in Austin with an old boss – it’s been a while since I have even attempted that and felt soooo accomplished when we were done. I also completed 3 days of Mamaguns workouts and my 200 sit ups challenge!!
(4) Eat at least 1 “new” food each week to keep me from getting into a rut – this week’s food is Quinoa – making it with spinach and goat cheese with dinner tonight so I’ll let you know how it turns out
All in all, it was a GREAT week for me! on top of all of that – can I brag for a minute about my philosophy test?! as the prof is handing them back he’s telling us how the grades were remarkably low and how most everyone will be unhappy with their grades. I started freaking out – it was a 5 essay test. He goes on to say that there were 2 A’s in the class of over 35 so “obviously it can be done”… and guess what?!? Yours truly got one of the A’s!!! A 92! 🙂 As a treat I went to Academy and picked up my new Nike Sensor. It links to my iPhone (or iPod if you have one) and helps track your time and distance and calories burned… I love the motivation it gives me as an easy, foolproof way to track my walks as I build up to running. (no, this isn’t a paid endorsement – just super jazzed)
I’m also excited that I’m going to be able to make it to Mamavation TV this Monday! I can’t wait to hear from Pete Cohen and am super jazzed that he and his nutritional program are sponsoring this week blogging carnival! He is one of the most wonderful people I’ve “met” on twitter and is genuinely engaged with advice and support when needed. SUCH a class act!
Speaking of class acts – Congrats to this week’s Sista of the Week: Joanna @way2gomom. You are amazing and inspiring and look forward to hearing more about how everything is going with all the changes in your world! Must be an exciting time for you 🙂
I’m sure I’ve left someone out on this post, but if you’ve read this far, CONGRATS you are at the end 🙂 See y’all tomorrow!