Wow! What an amazing week. Last week was the first time that I’ve gotten this much exercise in and you know what? I FEEL Great! Not in the beginning of course… I still have to force myself to get started… internally, I’m kicking and screaming like a 3-year-old who wants ice cream for breakfast, but once i get started, i find that about 1/2 way through, I’m enjoying the idea of pushing myself to new levels. I have a LONG LONG LONG way to go, but I’m getting there and that is a lot of fun.
I also had a crazy moment where I realized that my caloric intake is considerably off. I have so much to learn of course and I know that – (that’s part of why I want to become the next Mamavation Mom!- if you haven’t seen my application video, check it out when you have a few minutes. I’d love your support!) but back to the current conversation… so I’ve been using myfitnesspal and LOVE it – it works better with my phone so I can track my food and exercise on the go… the problem I ran into was that I plan out my food for the day either the night before or in the morning… I carefully allocate my calories between breakfast, lunch, & dinner with snacks so that I’m not hungry and/or tempted throughout the day. sounds great, right? BIG problem though, I’ve been figuring intake based on a sedentary lifestyle which i don’t have anymore… that means that some days I was 200-500 calories LESS than recommended!!! I will definitely be adjusting this week.
This week’s exercise included the following:
Sunday – Walk/Jogged 1.6 miles & did Walk ‘N Tone
Monday – Walk/ Jogged 1 mile
Tuesday –100/200/200 challenge
Wednesday – NOTHING… No workout at all!
Thursday – 100/200/200 challenge
Friday – Hiked 3 miles & did Walk ‘N Tone
Saturday – 100/200/200 workout & 5Kday!!!
So, let’s get on with the “progress report”
Last week’s weight was 253.5 so that means that this week I’m down 4 LBS!!!!!!! And please ignore the fact that I REALLY Need a Pedicure!
That also means that i’m down 11 lbs from where I started with Mamavation!!! (Gotta go grab that badge!!)
I also checked my measurements and lost inches too so I’m WAY happy this week! I’ll post that in another blog, cuz this is already getting too long…
As for the other housekeeping issues,
SOTW – Thanks to everyone for all of the wonderful support and comments. I’m so honored to be a part of a group as wonderful as this!
I’m so jazzed that Subway is our sponsor this week! SUBWAY is giving away a gift card for $25 to one lucky winner who mentions the Commit to Fit Campaign and Jared on their Mamavation Monday post. (Between lunches and dinners, I ate there 4 times this past week!)
I hope EVERYONE has an AWESOME week and don’t forget to tweet your support for all of the Mamavation Mom Applicants!