Tonight ends Week 1 of the 5% Fall Challenge.
I feel really great about how the week went, but I know that if the scale doesn't show any progress tomorrow I will tend to forget all that I've accomplished, so I want to write it down before I weigh in so that I can look back if I need to.
My NSVs for the week:
Kept a positive attitude - no "poor me, I'm on a diet" or "no, I can't have that"
Met my team commitment to exercise at least 30 min/day
Posted my fitness minutes and LTGL to the team daily
Used Runkeeper on my daily walks to track time, distance, and route, to provide incentive for walking longer/faster in the future
Exceeded my fitness minutes goal – goal was 210 min/week, actual was about 270, so I walked an extra hour
Walked a total of 12 miles over the course of the week
Used my food journal to record every bite for 7 days
Stayed within my SP calorie range all 7 days
Made generally healthy food choices, so that the calories weren’t empty ones
Made a conscious effort to eat more fruits and veggies
Recorded my water intake 6 out of 7 days, and drank all 8 glasses 5 of those days (and water is a huge challenge for me)
Tried to be an active participant on the team message board to stay engaged in the challenge and encourage others
I will be delighted if the scale shows a loss tomorrow, but I know that I can do everything right and still not see the results I want. The weight comes off more slowly with every passing year! I'm resolving right now to be happy with what I've achieved this week, and to continue building on my success. It will pay off eventually!