Here we are again – it’s Friday! I’ve had a decent start to this week. I filled it with lots of movement. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday I hit my basement at 5am to get my Liift4 on with my virtual workout buddy Shannon. A few of those days I added cycling on after that was complete. Other days I went back to bed for 45 minutes -HA! It’s all about balance right? On Wednesday during my recovery day I did some restorative yoga, then in the afternoon I hit the road for a run/walk before picking up the kids. Then hoofed it around for trick or treating with the kids. I knew candy was on the horizon and I can’t pass that up! Not to mention Shannon was putting the hustle on this week, so I had no excuse to be lazy!
Beginning in November I decided I should start counting calories too. Because as I mentioned in Monday’s post no matter how hard I work out, if I continue to eat like shit the scale will NEVER change. Remembering to track it all is the tough part. I tend to graze all the time. So I would like to tackle that too. Eating meals, rather than snacking all day. I’m effectively a toddler – I snack all day and hate veggies. Haha! I spent some time looking up all the popular candies I like to eat so I can help keep myself accountable. (see my list below) Because if I’m being real, I will still eat the candy. I just need to moderate it. So if you ever see me pass up candy or coffee – be concerned.
I also need to drink more water. Staying accountable with friends is something I plan on doing this month. Staying hydrated is such an important part of any weight loss regime. It helps to suppress your appetite, boost your metabolism and cleanse your body of waste. So drink that water!!
I’m going to continue with my gratitude journal. I did the first 30 days with no misses. I plan to continue this practice long past the 90 days. I think it’s so important to take a few minutes a day to think about how great you really have it. Some days might be a stretch but you’d be surprised that you can come up with at least 10 per day, usually without a problem.
See you Monday for my measurements! I’m looking forward to what happens. I’ve worked hard this week and have a 5K with my son on Sunday!