Last night while scrolling through Instragram, I came across this post from a fitness blogger I follow:
I couldn’t have identified more with what she had to say after the kind of week I’ve had. I especially liked the part where she commented about not killing her workouts, but still doing them and about not eating the best every day but still giving it an effort. That’s definitely how my week went and although I was a little bummed about it, I am certainly not feeling guilty or angry with myself either. As I mentioned in a previous post, had it not been for my 30-day commitment to myself my week likely would have been a lot worse than it was. Sure, I didn’t eat as well as I would have liked and I went above my points several days, but I was still conscious of everything I ate and made efforts to do as well as I possibly could given the circumstances. I think this will be key in my weight loss journey, especially as I struggle to find balance between eating right and treating myself. I have to accept that there will be days where there will be a wrench thrown into my plans and that once in awhile, it’s okay if I just go with it. But then I also have to remember that once I’ve indulged, I have to get right back on track as soon as possible. I have to stay conscious of my choices and make sure I am making mostly right ones. For me, it’s all too easy to slip right back into old, unhealthy habits. Either way, what @mysweatlife had to say really resonated with me and it helps a lot to know that there are others out there leading fit, healthy lifestyles but still struggling with the same challenges as me. Here’s today:
Breakfast: I know I am supposed to have healthy fat, protein, and carbs at every meal so today I added some leftover sweet potato hash to my usual fried egg and turkey bacon (2 slices). The only mistake I made at breakfast was that I forgot to drink my water so after when I headed out to run some errands, I started to get a headache which I am pretty sure was caused by not hydrating.
After breakfast, I went to our local market and picked up some fresh produce – watermelon, peppers, zucchini, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, scallions. I also grabbed a whole chicken (to cook tomorrow in the crock pot) and some more turkey bacon. When I got home, I made a coffee with 4 tbsp of French-Vanilla cream (I really have to start cutting back on the cream!) and sat down to enjoy the Blue Jays game.
Snack: Towards the end of the game, I was feeling like a snack so I munched on Quakers Mini Crispies dill pickle rice cakes for a total of 4 points and drank some more water.
Workout: Although I didn’t have an actual workout today, I did clean my entire house and all that scrubbing, polishing, and mopping did get my heart rate up and a bit of sweat going! Even Weight Watchers acknowledges housework as activity points and my hour or so of cleaning today earned me about 6 of them.
Dinner: After cleaning, my husband grilled up some delicious strip loin steaks for dinner. Although he made me a pretty big one, I only had half and gave the other half to my son. With the steak, we had Caesar salad (made from a kit purchased at Walmart) and I sautéed some mushroom, zucchinis and onions. A very delicious dinner for about 9 WW points.
This evening my husband is watching The Revenant and I’m half-watching (this movie is intense!) while also checking out social media. I just enjoyed 3/4 cup chocolate frozen yogurt and am now at a total of 33 points for the day. With the 6 activity points I earned, that puts me at a total of 27.
Tomorrow I am two-thirds of the way through my 30-day plan! It’s hard to believe I have come this far already. It hasn’t been as “perfect” as I had hoped it would be but it also hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be either. In fact, I am still feeling very proud and excited about the changes I have made since the beginning of this month! Weigh-in was cancelled last week, but I go again on Tuesday and although I know the number on the scale isn’t everything, I am still hoping to see some results!
19 days down, 11 to go!