I hope everyone is having a nice relaxing weekend. For my fellow Canadians
, Canada Day is coming up on Tuesday, so it's kind of like a long weekend? And for my friends in the States
, I'm sure you're all looking forward to a long weekend next weekend for July 4th. Happiness and celebration all around!
Here are a couple of positives from my week:
-I found a wonderful market 3 blocks from work which has a big salad bar and a great selection of produce. I was there three times this week and it's so relaxing to take a walk on my lunch break and pick out some fruit and veggies for snacks and a nice big salad for lunch. This is perfect for me, because I'm in the habit of buying my lunches instead of packing them (bad me!), but this gives me a much healthier option than the food court.
-As a result of discovering this market, I've been much better at getting in my daily fruits and vegetables (one of my goals that I posted a couple of weeks ago).
-I've been (mostly) getting in my 10,000 steps a day. I was loaned a pedometer from work for a step counting challenge, and it's really made me conscious of how much movement I'm getting in during an average day. I'm more active than I thought I was, but I'd like to push for a little bit more. We have to send back our pedometers tomorrow, but I'm considering buying one for myself so that I can keep tracking.
-I've lost another 1.5 lbs at my last weigh-in. Starting back on Spark I was hoping for 2 lbs a week, but I'm averaging about 1 lb a week. I'm still happy with this, since it is a step in the right direction. And I have a feeling I know what changes I need to make to get my goal of 2 lbs a week (ie. More activity, less sugary snacks at work - yeah, that's been a problem this week).
I find a weekly blog has been a good strategy for someone like me, who is overwhelmed by big changes and big decisions. I will usually blog once a week and reflect on what changes have been positive, and what challenges I should try to overcome next. In this way, I've been reevaluating as I go, and changing my plans to fix any issues I see. Adding new goals every week allows me to build piece by piece on the work I've already done.
This week I'm setting simple goals because I know my week will be hectic:
1. Limit sugary/sweet snacks (especially at work this is an issue).
2. Maintain healthy eating throughout the week, even with a crazy schedule.
Well, wish me luck.
Have a wonderful Sunday !!