So, as you see from my recent granola post and my going green info, I'm trying to be healthy and motivated as I kick off 2012.
I've decided I'll do a week in review post on Sundays, just to touch base and check in, feel accountable, or something along those lines.
In all honesty, this was a pretty motivating week for me. I have been tracking my food and intake much more accurately, and I've actually been working out.
I'll be honest, I kind of really like working out - I just hate that I struggle with making the time to do it. Which - as I write this on Saturday night while there are pumpkin chocolate cake mix muffins and cookies baking in my oven - makes me feel like I should get that one-mile in before bed. Oops. ** I did it! I did the 1-mile and only ate one cookie. Yay!**
Like I said, I'll be using this as an accountability thing. I'm planning (hoping!) to be honest to a fault and all.
So I started Couch to 5K this week with a friend. Thank goodness for her or I probably would still be sitting on the couch. Seriously. She came over a little before nine - as in PM - and we actually did it. It was crazy! But we felt really good after. And sweaty. It's good to feel sweaty. Gross, no? But it's so true.
Anyway - that was on Tuesday and we were figuring on Thursday and so on Wednesday I did the 1-mile Walk Away the Pounds DVD. I used to do this like 100 years ago. Sadly, even when I did it every.single.morning I didn't lose any pounds. It frustrated the hell out of me, so I started going to the gym every morning. I didn't lose any weight then, either. And that? Sucked.
But I'm hoping that I can get back on track. Do it again and see if it helps. AND. AND! Guess what? Last night my husband got home and I decided to go out and do a C25K walk/jog by myself. What the hell, right? Who AM I? But holy crap - I did it. I was so excited. Really, I was. And I am.
And today we (me and the kiddo) went to a birthday party and I didn't eat the cupcake that I decorated. Yum, I did lick a drop or two of frosting, but I brought the cupcake home for hubby. Yay, me!
And we also went out for Chinese food for dinner. And though I did get myself a vegetable bean curd soup (they were oddly out of miso) I opted for STEAMED chicken and broccoli. I wound up with chicken and mixed vegetables, and sauce on the side, and brown rice, and I couldn't even eat it all. I probably have 2 more meals in there. Pretty cool and money-saving, too.
Throughout this post I've included a few images from Pinterest, more specifically, my Motivate Me! board. And I hope you've enjoyed them and found them motivating for you, as well.
I'll also be tweeting on and off about my motivation, lack of motivation, need for inspiration and more. So if you don't already follow me on Twitter but want to be an extra ear (set of eyes?) for me and my plan, I'd love to have you on board. Click here and find me there.
Thanks for sticking with me. And if you have a plan for yourself, chime in. I could sure use the buddy system, and having a few extra friends along for the ride would totally kick ass.