Lately I have been off and on with my healthy eating and exercising. This past week I did pretty good until the weekend. I always go down hill on the weekends. It seems like a keep losing and regaining the same 5 lbs. Lose it during the week, gain it back on the weekend. I have also been taking a lot of mini vacations which is hard on my healthy habits.
On a good note I did receive several compliments today. While at the gym this morning another gym member told me that I looked like I had lost weight and looked really good. Then when I got to work I had a co-worker tell me that I looked like I had slimmed down and was looking good.
I don't have any more long weekends or vacations coming up until December so the next two months should be easier to stay on track and keep those 5lbs plus some more off for good.
On Friday I went on a hike with my husband, brother, sister in law, and our two friends. My sister-in law and one friend don't have to watch what they eat or exercise and somehow still manage to stay a size 2. Unlike me who has to watch everything that goes into my mouth and can only dream of being a size 2. So anyway we went on a nice hike Fri. nothing to strenuous just a relaxing hike with a few small hills. Well the next day my sister in law and friend were both complaining about how sore they were from the hike. I felt nothing, no pain , no soreness, nothing. The hike was baby play from my normal routine. The same thing happened earlier in the summer when we went on a bike ride. My sister in law ended up pushing her bike up all the steep hills while I was able to make it to the top on my bike. Sometimes I am so envious of my sister in law because she is so tiny and beautiful and she does not even have to work at it. While I get up before the sun to go to the gym and track every calorie that goes into my mouth. But now I can really see where that is paying off I may not be a size 2 but I have something my sister in law and friend do not I have strength and endurance and there is no way I would ever trade that in to be a size 2. ! So I guess it really is true size is not everything
I finally bought a juicer last week after hearing all the great health benefits of juicing vegetables. I'm so excited to make it a daily part of my routine. I already tried juicing some peaches, pineapple, and strawberries. It was very yummy and all natural!!! I then juiced some spinach and carrots. It was not the best tasting, but I know it's super healthy so that makes it a little easier to drink. My co-worker brought me in two books on juicing that have lots of yummy sounding recipes, so I copied a bunch of them down and am looking forward to going to the grocery store tomorrow so I can load up on vegetables and juice away.
I ruined my good weekend streak! Fri. evening I baked a cake and snacked on it all day Sat. and Sun. We also ended up ordering out from the pizza shop for dinner on Sat. and lunch on Sun. and I did not make good food choices. To top it all of I did not get in any exercise over the weekend. And trust me this all showed on the scale when i weighed myself this morning. But on a good note I got up this morning and did a 15min. ab workout, then I went to the gym for a 60min. cycling class, and then followed that up with 15min. in the weight room. So here is to a wonderful healthy week!!!
Hopefully I do better this next weekend, but it's going to be a tough one it's my husbands birthday and we are going camping with my family. I just have to remember how crappy I feel when I make bad choices and hopefully that will be enough to keep me on track.
I made it through another great weekend! That's two weekends in a row and this one was even better than the last. Not only did I stay within my calorie range both days but I also worked out. On Sat. I did 60min. of yoga warrior it was a lot more challenging than I thought it would be. On Sun. I ran 4 miles my longest run yet. When I weighed myself Sun. morning I was down 1.8lbs. I am now at my lowest weight for this year. After work me and my husband are having a date night so I went on line and looked up the restaurant we are going to and already planned out my meal so that it fits in my calorie range and it's still a yummy meal that I am looking forward to. After dinner we are going to the movies and I am going to take in my own healthy snack so I'm not temped to buy any junk.