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Week 2 update! One to week 3

Monday, January 13, 2014

Wow! This week flew by! I had a great week working towards my goals until the weekend. I struggle with the weekends because there is less structure, more temptation and I don't react well to that.

The work week went great! I kept up with my house work, prayer journal, water intake, eating healthy/at home (2 veggies/fruit per meal) and even got two work outs in (hey it is better than none).

I earned $5.50 towards the book setting I am working towards. I also decided that I am going to reward myself for the habits that I am building, not the pounds that I lose. I tend to not lose, not lose, not lose, then lose 10 pounds. I am also cleansing because I am not eating crap so it will take a little bit. Not an intentional cleanse but a natural one.

I did week one of taming your sweet tooth this week and was able to see I am not eating that much junk. I do have some areas that I can improve for sure though. Week 2 is to start eliminating hidden sugars. To do this, the food I am changing is my yogurt. I bought just plain greek yogurt and I will add honey and fruit to it. I have been really digging the honey and yogurt anyway :).

Real foods. Last week the challenge was 2 fruits and veggies per meal. I did great until the weekend. This week I really want to focus on the weekend. The challenge this week for real food is to only drink real beverages. That means bye, bye sodas, lemonade, etc. I will be drinking unsweetened tea and water (which I enjoy a lot). I have also been adding lemon to my tea as a detox thing.

I also did fairly well with keeping fried foods out of my diet. I did have some yesterday and we did not eat very well yesterday at all. But 2 meals all week is much better then before.

Working out, this up coming week I am wanting to add in 10 minutes a day of working out. I did this over the summer and it led to great success and me building up to working out 5 x per week for 40 minutes a day! Then school started and I got out of the routine. This time I decided that I need to establish the habits now and they will be easy to maintain in the summer. I also have a goal in mind. I want to run my first 5k by June 15th this year. This has been a goal for 3 years of mine but I NEED to do it this year. So I chose a race that is June 9th. I didn't do an earlier race because where I live, the next 3 months are the snowy, coldest months of the year and I cannot be hard core when I bring my 2 year old out with me. So the plan is to build up to it and become hard core in April when there are sparatic nice days. Plus starting to run right now I would not be successful. I need to feel successful. So back to 10 minutes a day.

To sum up my goals for the week:
-Week 2 of taming your sweet tooth
-Continue limiting fried foods and eating 2 fruits/veggies per meal
-Work out 10 minutes per day (I know if I say everyday I will realistically get 4-5 days)
-Continue drinking enough water.
-Daily chore list
-Take vitamins
-Weekly bible verse and journal "For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength" Philippians 4:13

*Bonus: continue eating at home more
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    I used to just flop on the weekends. I had so much free time and didn't know what to do with it! I decided to make sure to have a general idea of what I'm going to eat the day before I actually eat it. That helps a lot!!

    The real foods challenge sounds awesome! Is that a Spark People challenge?

    I'm glad you're starting off with 10 minutes a day as opposed to running 3 or 4 miles a day. I did that before. I got conditioned to run quickly but the thrill left just as quickly, if you know what i mean.

    Wish you the best with everything!!
    1919 days ago
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