I had a much better week this week. But I will be honest I haven't stepped on the scale. Maybe its so I don't have to face the numbers, but I really just don't care about the number so much. I do WANT to lose and NEED to lose about 40 lbs (officially more, but at 130 I felt healthy when I was smaller I was sick a lot) but right now I am just really trying to focus on healthy living, in hopes that it will result in the changes I desire. I will check the scale peridocially and I plan to post my weight most weeks, but this week I didn't get on the scale early this morning as I prefer to do.
So how was this week better, first off my water intake was so-so, on the good days I did great and then days like yesterday I feel back into my old habit of nursing one glass of lemonade all day (I told you I was like a camel). Most days I did well with the water so I am happy about that.
And I was MUCH more active this week. I will admit to only doing 2 formal exercise sessions, BUT I was outside working around the yard and my parents garden a LOT. do you know how hard hoeing a garden can be, lol. And then I helped my mom paint her living room, no easy task either, and I swear we were trying to do it in record time. That was a hard day. Plus I have been enjoying the nice weather and getting out with the kids as much as possible. Having 6 kids (my 3 plus 3 I am keeping for the summer) around sure keeps me from sitting too much.
So overall I am happy with my week. Could I have done better, absolutely, it was far from a perfect week. But we are making healthier choices (minus the kit-kat the kids talked me into at the store which we shared, one stick a piece).
My goals this week.
Lots of fruits and veggies this week. We have a fridge/freezer full of strawberries from a local strawberry festival. and huge bowl of watermelon to eat. As well as some fresh from the garden lettuce and radishes (gonna try that roasted radish and onion recipe someone posted on twitter). I love this time of the year, so much fresh produce. And my parents have 2 peach trees that are about to fall over with peaches, they are small but should be ripe in a week or 2. YAY peaches. Oh and the zuchini will be big enough to start picking maybe as early as tomorrow. YUM
Keep up the water. I am learning to accept its existence, and maybe one day I will drink it out of enjoyment, but I can sure tell when I need to drink it out of necessity. Last night I had another headache before bed, and as I said above no water during the day was most likely the reason. I will learn, eventually.
STAY busy, get active, MOVE. I love my walking workouts, and even occasionally a torture session w/ Jillian or Bob, but I love even more getting my exercise while actually doing something. Mowing the lawn or working in the garden. Such a sense of accomplishment when you are done and you know that sweat was earned. Love it!!
I love Monday's now more than ever, and I am really excited for tonights MamavationTV. I have been following Pete Cohen on twitter and love his advice and I am really excited to see in live and in person in our hour tonight. Thanks for taking time out for the mamavation sistas.
Congrats to Jessica @fringies for being the Sista of the Week.
I hope you are all having a great day.