Woo hoo! Week 1 is done. What a week it has been.. I feel like I have learned so much! I weighed in this morning and was pleased to see I was down -2.2 pounds! :) I felt good about that especially since I didn't really get onto the healthy eating until Monday (that was when I went back to school). For my meals this week I have just been working to find balance and keep myself feeling full and satisfied without consuming too many calories... always the battle. For breakfasts I have been having oatmeal with a little brown sugar and cinnamon. My snacks have been mostly apples, pineapple, pretzels, nuts and rice cakes with peanut butter on them. For our suppers here we have been having roasted veggies, flat bread pizza with chicken and salmon and rice. I tried on the weekend when we got groceries to be really purposeful in what we bought so it doesn't go to waste and so that healthy meals get made!
I've really enjoyed exercising this past week and have noticed a big difference in how I feel. I started doing the couch to 5k program, weight loss online bootcamp and the squat and push up bootcamp. The online bootcamp scared me to pieces the first time. It. Was. So. Hard. I felt so much pain afterwards even though I did stretch. However, I am getting to love it! Here is how I keep track of it all.
Above is my calendar I have been following. I give myself a little sticker for each day I complete. I also do this to keep track of my squats and push ups. It's the teacher in me! Also, pretty sharpie markers make all the difference. Below is right above my treadmill. I have my goals and my calendars. This is just something to keep me focused and decorate the area. I also always watch netflix on my tablet or listen to music while I work out.
I am excited to see how I do this next week with being totally back to teaching and eating healthy. I am SO thankful to be back in a routine even though I so enjoyed my Christmas break.
This week's Mini Challenge: Record (in any way) 3 nice things about yourself every day.
I am going to really give this a try but I'm not making any promises!
1. I love to make other people laugh.
2. I am thoughtful.
3. I am almost always happy.
Lastly, I need to say a huge THANK YOU to the ladies of the Shrinking Jeans! I luckily stumbled upon their site through pinterest and cannot say how wonderful I feel to be apart of this community. They are so supportive and I love all the interaction! If you have a blog, leave it in the comments below. Have a great week!!