Ok I really don't know why I put the exclamation point in the title because it hasn't been an exclamation point kind of week, but I am a positive thinker so I am still excited about my Mamavation Monday post.
First lets back track a min. I want to post a couple of before pics. Well almost before I have lost a little but I toke these pics this week and want to post them as my reminder when I get skinny. :D
So where it went wrong this week. I was in a blah mood and just not feeling like exercise much. I did go on a hike with my sister on Saturday but otherwise I didn't do much.
What I did right or pretty good at least. I did keep up with my water (for the most part) I didn't keep track too well this weekend but I was drinking some so I think I did alright. Every week I am trying to up my goal for water instead of saying I am going to start out w/ 6-8 glasses a day I started with 2-3. I am just not a water drinker. So this week my goal is to get 4-5 glasses a day or about 50 oz a day. Eventually I would like to get to about 85 oz a day (1/2 of my starting weight which was 170 lbs). I also did pretty reasonable with watching what I ate. I do think I need to keep a journal of what I eat, but right now that seems too time consuming and I am trying to focus my extra energy on getting my water and getting exercise in.
I will also say that I did see the water helping again this week. I don't feel the urge to snack as much through the day as before. I still eat 4-5 small meals (try to keep them between 200 and 300 cal each)but I am not munching on crackers or other stuff in between as much. I just keep reminding my self this is a life change process so all these baby steps will count toward a much bigger picture.
While I am cutting back on snacks I am really pushing my kids to do the same, we are a house full of snackers. Right now it isn't an issue for my girls their weights are perfectly fine and they are very active, but I was skinny as a kid too so I figure if I help set a healthy example now hopefully they won't fall into the same traps that I have as an adult.
The results for this week are I didn't gain but I didn't lose. I guess that is ok considering I really wasn't very active. But I am not giving up. This week will be better. :)
So my goals for this week.
Get my exercise in. 3-4 day a week. PERIOD!! Nothing will stop me.
Drink 4-5 glasses or around 50 oz of water each day. Baby steps.
Encourage my sister to get started too. We are trying to get in a routine of walking a few times a week. So hopefully we can really start kicking that into gear.
Want to more about what these Mamavation Monday posts are about check out Mamavation. I am excited that Mamavation is starting an OpenSky shop. Who doesn't love to shop and right now it is planned for the proceeds to go to charity or someone in need. I can't wait to hear more about the plans.
Have a great week everyone, I can't wait to report back next week with a much better week.