This was a fairly decent week considering the feasting holiday that we celebrated!
Exercise: Rocked 6 days of cardio. My right hip flexor that I injured two weeks ago is feeling better. Sunday afternoon when I took Ladybug for a walk in the neighborhood, I tried a little jogging. There was no pain, but if I lengthened my stride, it started to feel tight. So a few more days of no running. I have a chiropractor appointment on Wednesday so I'll have him check it. If he says it's nothing serious, then I'll try a little running next weekend.
I had a total of 222 minutes of cardio this last week, plus three Pilates workouts for strength training.
Monday - power walk, 30 minutes, Pilates mat workout
Tuesday - power walk, 49 minutes
Wednesday - intervals on exercise bike, 30 minutes
Thursday - power walk, 48 minutes
Friday - intervals on exercise bike, 30 minutes, Pilates mat workout
Saturday - intervals on exercise bike, 35 minutes, Pilates sidekick series workout
Sunday - rest day
Food: If I could myself an A on my workouts this week, I'd give myself a B- on food. I did very well with portion control, even on Thanksgiving. I had decided that I would give myself three bites of dessert (enough to taste & savor it), but I promptly forgot that rule when the desserts were brought out. Blergh. I also didn't get all of my fruits & veggies. I did bring a spinach salad to Thanksgiving dinner, but only my mother-in-law and I enjoyed that. The men went for the carbs smothered in gravy!
Plan of attack for this week is clean eating, focusing on 7-8 servings of fruits and veggies. Here is our menu plan for this week.
The Scale: I maintained this week. I'm happy with that, but will be dialing in the eating so I can make some forward progress.
Fiber Challenge: How are you doing with tracking your daily fiber intake? Last week, we shared ideas for getting a great start to the day with fiber. This week's fiber discussion is about fiber-rich snacks. Please go to the forums & share your favorite ideas for getting fiber-iffic snacks. I also posted last week about how fiber can help us get through the holidays without the typical holiday weight gain.
While I want to slow down & savor this CHRISTmas season, I want to soar through it with a solid workout schedule and good nutrition. How about you?