I challenged myself this week in a few different ways.
First and foremost, I added a protein shake (thank you Bob!) to my first-thing-in-the-morning routine and another one post-workout. I found that with the early morning shake, I had more energy going into my Bikram Yoga sessions.
Second, on Sunday I signed myself up for five consecutive days of Bikram Yoga, M-F. I was so proud of myself at the end of my session yesterday. Felt like a total rock-star! Even better, my walking buddy joined me for yoga on Wednesday and Friday and my HUBBY took Thursday off to spend a day with me (his whole crew came down with stomach flu, so spending a health day away from them seemed wise) and joined me for yoga. He survived, was very thirsty, and really was a trooper.
Third, I challenged myself to track my water, fitness and to log my nutrition every day, something I haven't been doing consistently since my surgery. I ALMOST made it. I did great at water and fitness tracking. I logged nutrition every morning and at lunch. I didn't make it my top priority to log dinner not wanting to get on the computer when my kids were still up, and once I got them down, I pretty much crashed-out for the night. Logging is less important than being mindful of what goes into the body, so I'm pleased overall with my goals.
Even better, after the disappointing gain of 4 pounds last week, my weigh in today has me back down 3 out of four pounds.
Best of all, I did my measurements today. After three weeks of Bikram Yoga (3 days my first week, 4 my second and 5 days of my third week), my measurements today are down a total of 13 inches, mostly off my thighs!
I'll put blogging more than once a week back on my goal list soon. I got word this a.m. that my hubby is being moved back to 2nd shift, which means more upheaval in the household as his shift starts a half hour before the kids get home from school and ends at 11:30, so he won't be home until midnight and won't get to spend ANY time with the kids during the week. It's hard on him because he misses his kids. It's hard on THEM because they miss their Daddy. It's hard on me because it turns me into a single parent during the week AND every night as he's on mandatory seven day work weeks right now...plus he'll be here sleeping in the a.m. when I usually get stuff done around the house. Changes in routine are always a major adjustment for the family, but we are grateful that he has this job. I am grateful that he LOVES his work and seems to be appreciated by his managers. Gratitude is an EXCELLENT attitude. From that perspective, Everything is Possible.
Have an excellent weekend, all.