This has been a much better week. The #fruitsnveggies challenge has really helped me stay on track with eating the right foods. The biggest challenge of the week was Saturday evening when I went to a reception for friends celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Lots of great food, but I loaded up on fruit and veggies first. I did enjoy a few chocolate covered strawberries, but they are fruit, right?
Here's the weekly recap:
Exercise: 7 out of 7 days for cardio - yay! Mostly walking or riding the exercise bike with intervals. I need to get back to doing 10 minutes of Pilates every morning, but if Ladybug gets up with me, I'm usually so busy making sure she goes potty and gets something to eat, that I get distracted. The only strength training I did this week was push-ups on the exercise ball. This has been a great way to do push-ups without straining my back and the ball encourages good form. Push-ups are a great upper body exercise!
Food Journal: I kept up with my food journal every day, and also stayed within my allowed calories for each day. I always resisted the idea of keeping a food journal before, but I am realizing now how important it is!! Here is my food journal on SparkPeople.
The Scale: I'm down .5 lbs this week. I'm a little disappointed that it wasn't more, but a loss is a loss. I'm down a total of 12 lbs in 9 weeks. I also re-checked my measurements. I'm obviously building muscle because my thigh is up .75 inches. I've lost a total of 6 inches since Christmas.
Inspiration: I love these verses from 1 Corinthians 6.
Thanks to everyone for your continued encouragement! I couldn't do this without you!