Sunday, April 03, 2011
1. Report! What did you accomplish last week and what (if any) moment made you proudest- or was the hardest for you to conquer?
It is finally Spring here. I went for a short run on Thursday. I ran the whole time. Huge step in the right direction for me!
2. OMNOM! How was your eating this week? Did you do pretty well, or at least figure out what's going to be your biggest temptation for awhile?
It was a good week, with one little blip. I slipped and was tempted by fat free, sugar free pudding when I had a chocolate craving. Stupid Jello. I broke my "if I can't pronounce an ingredient, don't eat it" rule. On the bright side: yesterday I made carrot ginger curry soup. delish! And some vegan banana bars to eat throughout the week. I've found a few good whole foodie blogs and am loving trying the recipes.
3. Analyze! go to this link: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/nutrition_food
_chart.asp and change the top right so it shows you 7 days- pick any time period- check out your nutrition report and make some decisions. (Good or bad)
I didn't do this because I am not tracking food right now. I feel like I have a pretty good grasp of nutrition. I am working on mindful eating. Eat real food. Food is fuel. Eat when you're hungry. Stop when you're full. That's my plan. I'm not great at it, but am getting better.
4. Do! Today is the first day of the new month. Exercise is mandatory unless you killed yourself yesterday and have DOMS to death.
Amazing weekend of exercise!
Fri: 60 min bodystep and 20 min walk
Sat: 30 min run and 50 min ST (No More Trouble Zones)
Sun: 30 min run and 60 min bodystep
5. Laugh! As much as possible and enjoy your weekends. Break a sweat. Stretch out your muscles so your next workout is enjoyable (just like you wash your workout clothes before you wear them a gain- stretch out your muscles and drink water to 'rinse them out' lol). Get enough sleep and drink water!
Big date night out on Saturday. We got dressed up, I felt sexy and sassy! and and we went to a new restaurant downtown. My husband knew the executive chef so they sent us amazing apps: roasted peppers, mussels with apples and a cheese plate. I enjoyed my bites and made sure my husband ate most of it. Dinner was good and the lavender infused apple tart with honey ice cream was worth every single calorie! We had a blast. We didn't talk about the kids the whole time. It was a real date and so good for us.
Now the 4 of us +dog are cuddled on the couch watching Monsters Inc. I feel cheesy for saying it, but I couldn't be happier. Life is good. And I stretched and guzzled water.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
For the past 3 months I have lost about 1.5 lbs each week. The B2W Challenge has really helped me keep going when I wanted to give up. But, I've started to slack a bit the past 2 weeks. I've made it to a size 8, which is most of my clothing. Things fit, I look OK, the complacency has set in. I get re-motivated for a day and then I slide for 2 days, motivate for 1, slide 2, etc. no good. Must stop! NOW! In an effort to kick complacency to the curb, I'm setting high goals for April. I don't want to look OK. I want to look amazing! I want to feel amazing!
Wednesday, April 6 161
April 13 159
April 20 157
April 27 155
Reasons for me to keep going:
The muscle definition in my arms. how cool is that?! Now I just need to get rid of the fat around it, so the muscles can really show off
My friend's wedding in May. I saw my college friends at a wedding in December and I felt absolutely horrible about myself. I want to blow everybody away this time. I refuse to be that Midwestern girl that moved home, had babies and got fat while they're all off living their cosmopolitan lives in SF and NYC.
I feel better. I'm handling stress better.
I'll be honest, I'm vain and I want compliments on my looks from my friends and family.
I want my husband to think I'm smoking hot!!
I am going to put Dory from Finding Nemo in my head. on repeat. "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." here we go...
Sunday, March 20, 2011
This past week was rough. I've been at pre-pregnancy #2 weight for a few weeks and I was starting to feel like giving in. My body knows this weight, I have lots of clothes that fit at this size, I feel good, etc. I'm really close to pre-preg #1 weight. I know I need to keep going. Friday morning I read Yoovie's mission 9 and it was perfect. absolutely perfect. I'm back on the motivation train and going strong. B2W!
Repeat the new workout you found this week at least once this weekend.
OK, I'll be honest. I didn't do this, but I have a good excuse. The workout I did was a 6 min leg video that I squeezed in and I know I needed more.
See how many workout minutes you can rack up in one weekend
Fri: started No More Trouble Zones video, got about 20 mins through and was needed by kids
Sat: finished NMTZ 30 mins, 30 mins of ST while watching March Madness and 20 min run
Sun: 60 min Bodystep, 20 min walk
If weather permits- get out of the house and get some Vitamin D and fresh air. Prove it if you can, or blog about how you spent your outdoor time!
I went for a short run and then got Baby P and went for a walk while the rest of the family:
Make a public or private list of your most admirable traits.
Did not do this... yet.
Organize part of your house that is special or important to you- such as your bathroom, a reading corner, bedroom, breakfast nook, whatever. Make it more inviting.
It rained all day Sunday. I painted the play room upstairs. I'll take a picture when it's all done.
Eat a pretty meal at least once- take a picture if you can
Grilled turkey burger with zuchhini and plum catsup, sweet potato fries, grilled portobellos. major yum!
And a highlight of my weekend:
The sales guy was surprised I liked the colors and then said somethong about a limited edition and a waiting list when they first came out. Boom! you had me at "limited edition." I swear I can jump higher today.
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