It's been a little while since I've updated my blog, but I've been forging ahead with my healthy lifestyle change and gaining support from my partners in the Accountability Partners team.
I finally set up my home gym on Monday (well, it's 95% set up, still have a couple of little things to do) and I'm proud to say I've used it on 3 of the 4 days this week!
I'm a few days behind with the jump rope/pushup challenge, but I'm keeping on going and I'll just finish it a few days late. I'm up to 35 pushups and man, is that hard or what? I only do girly pushups, but the most I can do in a set is 14 so it takes me a while to do 35! Tomorrow is 40, someone please help me!
I weighed myself with my new scales on Monday morning, and I'm down 2.3kg (that's about 5lbs for all you imperial measurers!)!!! Yay!
I snuck another look tonight and I'm down another half a kilo (about a pound) this week (and that's weighing at the end of the day after eating & drinking, so I'm hoping that means it's actually more than that!). Woot!! I try not to weigh too often as I tend to overanalyse the result and that can be demotivating, but I thought one sneaky peek couldn't hurt, could it?!
I've rediscovered my Turbo Jam DVDs - I'd forgotten what a good workout they can be! I'm going to start a little Turbo Jam regime next week, stay tuned for my goal update blog on the weekend!
I've gone off track with my eating/drinking (!!!) a few days but I've forgiven myself for that and put it behind me. I have noticed a real link between exercise and eating habits though...I think I always knew the link was there, but didn't really pay attention until my accountability partner mentioned it. What I've noticed is that when I exercise, I am more motivated and find it easier to keep my eating/drinking under control. It just happens naturally. This week is a good example...I started the week really well, exercised and ate well on Monday & Tuesday. Then Wednesday, I ate well all day, got home and didn't exercise, then pigged out and sat on the lounge all night. That carried on into today where I ate badly all day until tonight when I actually exercised and now I'm going to have a healthy dinner. It's all linked together!! Which is telling me that if I can just make exercise a really regular habit, even walking the dog on my rest days, then I can SO do this!!!