Sunday, January 15, 2012

My week in review.

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.


  1. Ummm licking the frosting is the best part.
    I am so super proud of you girl. It's more than I've done in like 10 years...seriously.
    Keep going!!
    PS. If you send the cupcakes to Canada, I will eat them for you, while you run. Just saying...

  2. I love the couch to 5K. That's what I used to get back into running after I had been away from it for many years. When the doctor gives me the a ok I will be using it again to get back where I need to be. I'm proud of you. You are on such an awesome fast track. :) Keep it up.

  3. Thanks for the comment on my last WoE post! Came over to check out yours and your Couch to 5K progress. I started running using that program too. It works well. Sounds like you're off to a great start to 2012!

  4. That's great keeping the cupcake for hb instead of eating it.. I too am working towards loosing the extra pounds.. am doing more bakings myself but am only letting myself eat the most 1/8 of it.

  5. I absolutely adore that comfort zone quote! Love!

    {And go you! I did C25K and LOVED it!!}


    YAY for finding your inner motivation! My mom used to do Walk Away the Pounds... I wonder if she still does?

    Did you send me a Pinterest invite...someone did and I think I accidentally deleted it... I can't remember! OY!

  7. You are inspiring me! And believe me, I need it. I ate a bowl of mashed potatoes for lunch.

  8. Great job! I gave up running because I couldn't learn to love it. but I admire all the runners out there. I did C25K and it was super helpful.


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