Saturday, September 13, 2014
Wow, this month is almost half way done! Figured I would pop on and blog about how things are going so far this month. Let's start with there has finally been some movement on the scale. I am down 1 pound, and even though its a small number it has been a long time since there has not been much movement on the scale other than fluctuations from going out to eat, etc. Two pounds until goal weight!
Eating and walking has been going well. Tracking calories has become much improved too! I've been very dedicated to my toning exercises every other day. I decided to focus on doing 1 set of each exercise instead of 2 or 3 for the most part. Things like pushups I break up into two sets because I can't do that many at a time.
I recently tried to add squats and lunges back to my routine, but decided it is in my best interest to keep working on my other exercises because of my knee. Also I have gone back to doing push ups from my knees. I feel like it was getting a little discouraging to keep trying for a regular push up. It totally feels like a negative thing as a type it out, but I actually feel really good about it LOL. It is still challenging doing the modified push ups for me and actually being able to do a proper modified push up feels better emotionally than me barely getting half way with a regular push up.
I am trying out eating smaller meals more often. I have read this many times, but I don't think I have really given it a go before. Yeah, I've done the snacks and what not but I am actually trying out eating two lunches which is really just me splitting my normal portion in half. Right now I am eating 5 times a day. I haven't gotten the timing right yet to split my supper and I don't care for eating too late especially when I know I will go to bed early. I plan to keep working on that so my meals are 6 times a day. My focus is really to keep eating about the same, but spread out. I feel like the food I eat is enough and just seeing if this small change will help my metabolism. Although some days I just feel like eating ice cream and I have to remind myself how good I feel when I stay on track. And also that there isn't any cookies and cream ice cream in the freezer LOL.
Decided to stick to working out at home. Mentioned before that I was thinking about going to the gym. I really do enjoy exercising at home. I think I just need to trust, put in the work and consistency, and give it time.
Thanks for reading and I hope that everyone's month is going well. Been trying anything new?
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